Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Budget

More than 60% of Japan's competitive research funding is provided by way of the Grants-in-Aid program.

(1)Transition in Grants-in-Aid budget

Changes in the Budget

 

 

Fiscal Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Budget
(billion yen)
101.8 112.2 117.9 131.4 141.9 158.0 170.3 176.5 183.0 188.0
Rate of Increase <%>
(compared to previous year)
10.2 10.2 5.1 11.5 8.0 11.3 7.8 3.6 3.7 2.7
 

 

 

Fiscal Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Budget
(billion yen)
189.5 191.3 193.2 197.0 200.0 263.3 256.6 238.1 227.6
Rate of Increase <%>
(compared to previous year)
0.8 0.9 1.0 2.0 1.5 31.7 -2.5 -7.2 -4.4
 

 

 

Fiscal Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Amount disbursed
(billion yen)
- - - - - 220.4 230.7 231.8 230.5
Rate of Increase <%>
(compared to previous year)
- - - - - - 4.7 0.5 -0.6


(2) The number of applications

State of Application and Selections
 

(3)Selection Ratio

 

 

Fiscal Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
       Approval rate <%>      
(New projects)
28.3 27.1 24.8 24.3 23.9 23.1 24.6 23.7 24.8 24.0

 

 

Fiscal Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
       Approval rate <%>      
(New projects)
23.5 24.3 22.7 24.9 24.7 30.4 30.3 29.2

*Figures based on results of initial selections.