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National Science Foundation Proposal Success Rates

The raw data on NSF proposal success rates for research proposals, for all of the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) and by field including ATI, are given in Table F.1. For the figures, proposal success fraction represents the number accepted versus the number received, but the average proposal size has been normalized to 1997 dollars using the deflators given in Appendix C. Data were assembled by R. Konkel, an NRC contractor, who served as a consultant to the committee and obtained data from M. Aizenman, deputy director of the NSF AST, and Guenther Riegler, director of the Research Program Management Division at NASA's Office of Space Science.



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FEDERAL FUNDING OF ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH F National Science Foundation Proposal Success Rates The raw data on NSF proposal success rates for research proposals, for all of the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) and by field including ATI, are given in Table F.1. For the figures, proposal success fraction represents the number accepted versus the number received, but the average proposal size has been normalized to 1997 dollars using the deflators given in Appendix C. Data were assembled by R. Konkel, an NRC contractor, who served as a consultant to the committee and obtained data from M. Aizenman, deputy director of the NSF AST, and Guenther Riegler, director of the Research Program Management Division at NASA's Office of Space Science.

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FEDERAL FUNDING OF ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH TABLE F.1 NSF Proposal Acceptance Rates and Average Funding, FY 1988 to FY 1999   AST ATI EXC GAL SAA PLA Year Prop. Succ. Size Prop. Succ. Size Prop. Succ. Size Prop. Succ. Size Prop. Succ. Size Prop. Succ. Size 1988 337 123 43,016 50 10 58,042 108 44 40,000 65 25 43,000 88 32 34,700 20 7 50,000 1989 312 139 49,980 33 17 62,400 85 32 50,874 49 20 53,475 106 55 45,512 27 9 56,133 1990 286 150 53,000 31 25 59,248 78 43 49,700 61 30 59,714 80 36 57,333 18 10 41,083 1991 291 148 53,919 39 26 68,000 88 48 58,792 58 26 68,333 89 37 41,550 12 7 35,000 1992 321 151 57,292 44 24 77,291 78 38 68,000 49 21 56,100 126 53 47,300 13 8 54,900 1993 357 114 60,069 54 21 83,000 87 29 60,267 57 23 63,963 134 53 48,483 19 2 8,133 1994 354 166 51,850 50 30 71,436 76 32 56,741 48 19 45,948 108 50 41,950 41 21 40,000 1995 382 118 55,417 50 11 97,913 72 21 66,702 52 20 53,147 126 31 62,000 32 10 40,000 1996 391 107 67,753 26 7 168,735 95 24 55,000 73 15 81,667 95 28 58,833 36 8 60,907 1997 489 158 64,000 48 18 102,544 119 43 65,000 82 22 62,500 112 31 60,000 43 15 46,991 1998 366 102 81,957 45 14 140,541 133 32 99,989 58 14 72,572 103 31 57,555 41 11 64,898 1999 419 109 77,795 38 8 149,579 124 32 85,844 48 11 83,882 114 30 66,313 31 4 68,158 NOTES: Acronyms are defined in Appendix H. Prop. = number of proposals received; Succ. = number of proposals accepted; Size = average grant size in current-year dollars. Funding for FY 1999 not yet available.