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BU Success rate information for major funders

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Given below are BU’s success rates with major funders. These figures are provided in order to encourage applications to be submitted to these funders. The figures are based on the financial year (August to July) of 2019/20.

AHRC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
19 applications submitted to the value of £2.1M.
1 is pending a decision to the value of £101k
4 new AHRC awards accepted worth £177K
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 21%; by value of applications: 8%
BBSRC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
2 application submitted to the value of £393k. This is still pending decision.
No awards
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
EPSRC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
11 applications submitted to the value of £2.8M.
2 new EPSRC awards accepted worth £363K
Success Rates Apr 18-Dec 18 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
ESRC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
15 applications submitted to the value of £4M.
No awards
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
MRC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
0 applications submitted in 2019-20
No awards
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
NERC Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
8 applications submitted to the value of £2M.
No awards
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
Innovate UK Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
17 applications submitted to the value of £1.7M.
1 new EU awards accepted worth £8k
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 6%; by value of applications: 0.5%
UKRI 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
37 applications submitted to the value of £6.7M.
Success Rates 2 new UKRI award accepted worth £340k
2019-20 – by volume of applications: 5%; by value of applications: 5%

BU has never submitted to the STFC as we do not carry out particle physics or astronomy research.

109 applications were submitted to the UKRI and it’s research councils, at a value of £19.6M. To date, nine (8%) have been awarded at a total value of £887k (5%).

British Academy Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
25 applications submitted to the value of £489k.
4 new BA awards accepted worth £46K
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 16%; by value of applications: 9%
Leverhulme Trust Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
10 application submitted to the value of £2.6M.
1 is pending a decision to the value of £119k
1 new LT award accepted worth £46k
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 10%; by value of applications: 5%
Royal Society Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
5 applications submitted to the value of £331k.
2 new RS awards accepted worth £22K
Success Rates 2018-2019 – by volume of applications: 40%; by value of applications: 7%
Wellcome Trust Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
1 applications submitted to the value of £201k.
No awards
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 0%; by value of applications: 0%
NIHR Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
18 applications submitted to the value of £3.4M.
1 is pending a decision to the value of £25k
3 new EU awards accepted worth £392k
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 17%; by value of applications: 12%
EU Research Income at BU 2019-20
Applications and Award Activity at BU
40 applications submitted to the value of £12.1M.
9 new EU awards accepted worth £2.7M
Success Rates 2019-20 – by volume of applications: 22.5%; by value of applications: 22%

Find more information on the research blog pages for research councils and charities.

The RKE Development Framework offers several pathways that can strengthen your chances of being successful with these funders.  The pathways offer information, advice and guidance on the major funders, together with the opportunity to come along to a bid writing retreat led by an external facilitator.dev_framework

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