TABLE App-A-2Phase I Applications and Success Rates, 1994–2005

Fiscal Year Phase I Proposals Not Funded Phase I Proposals Funded Total Phase I Proposals Success Rate: Percentage of Proposals Granted
1994 1,587 309 1,896 16.3
1995 1,552 301 1,853 16.2
1996 1,530 252 1,782 14.1
1997 1,390 261 1,651 15.8
1998 1,367 215 1,582 13.6
1999 1,286 236 1,522 15.5
2000 1,110 233 1,343 17.3
2001 942 219 1,161 18.9
2002 1,125 286 1,411 20.3
2003 1,653 437 2,090 20.9
2004 1,186 244 1,430 17.1
2005 923 149 1,072 13.9

From: Appendix A, NSF SBIR Program Data

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