7.4.3.2Postdoctoral fellowships

For postdoctoral fellowships in the period 2016-2020 the average success rate across all scientific domains is 28,37%. During this period, most applications in this funding channel were submitted to the S&T expert panels (1317), followed by Cult (862), G&M (843), Med (803) and Bio (578). Similar to the PhD fellowships, differences between scientific domains can be partially explained by the system of drawing rights that was used in the past. Also for postdoctoral fellowships, this system has been replaced by a system where equal success rates are applied across the different scientific domains in combination with a reserve list for highly ranked, but not funded applications. Within each domain, we only see a substantial difference in success rates per gender in Bio, where a male candidate had a 5-year average success rate of 32,81% and a female candidate had an average success rate of 26,74%. For the other domains the differences in the chances of success per gender are small (difference in each case < 3%).

Table 11a. Number of applications and success rates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the period 2016-2020.

201620172018
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM671623,88%652538,46%582644,83%
F471838,30%401332,50%43716,28%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM1132824,78%1012726,73%872731,03%
F58712,07%741520,27%662334,85%
X00NA00 NA00 NA
G&MM781417,95%771722,08%832226,51%
F791822,78%792126,58%752330,67%
X00 NA00 NA100,00%
MEDM622641,94%472553,19%461839,13%
F973637,11%833542,17%914043,96%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM1916031,41%1666539,16%1865730,65%
F461021,74%491632,65%541935,19%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
201620172018
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM671623,88%652538,46%582644,83%
F471838,30%401332,50%43716,28%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM1132824,78%1012726,73%872731,03%
F58712,07%741520,27%662334,85%
X00NA00 NA00 NA
G&MM781417,95%771722,08%832226,51%
F791822,78%792126,58%752330,67%
X00 NA00 NA100,00%
MEDM622641,94%472553,19%461839,13%
F973637,11%833542,17%914043,96%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM1916031,41%1666539,16%1865730,65%
F461021,74%491632,65%541935,19%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
201620172018
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM671623,88%652538,46%582644,83%
F471838,30%401332,50%43716,28%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM1132824,78%1012726,73%872731,03%
F58712,07%741520,27%662334,85%
X00NA00 NA00 NA
G&MM781417,95%771722,08%832226,51%
F791822,78%792126,58%752330,67%
X00 NA00 NA100,00%
MEDM622641,94%472553,19%461839,13%
F973637,11%833542,17%914043,96%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM1916031,41%1666539,16%1865730,65%
F461021,74%491632,65%541935,19%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA

NA: not applicable

Table 11a. Number of applications and success rates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the period 2016-2020.

201920202016-2020
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM681927,94%621930,65%32010532,81%
F711825,35%571322,81%2586926,74%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM922122,83%1042625,00%49712925,96%
F872225,29%782126,92%3638824,24%
X00 NA200,00%200,00%
G&MM932122,58%932526,88%4249923,35%
F851922,35%992424,24%41710525,18%
X00 NA100,00%200,00%
MEDM801923,75%842934,52%31911736,68%
F1032928,16%1102522,73%48416534,09%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM2545923,23%2386527,31%103530629,57%
F661827,27%671420,90%2827727,30%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
201920202016-2020
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM681927,94%621930,65%32010532,81%
F711825,35%571322,81%2586926,74%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM922122,83%1042625,00%49712925,96%
F872225,29%782126,92%3638824,24%
X00 NA200,00%200,00%
G&MM932122,58%932526,88%4249923,35%
F851922,35%992424,24%41710525,18%
X00 NA100,00%200,00%
MEDM801923,75%842934,52%31911736,68%
F1032928,16%1102522,73%48416534,09%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM2545923,23%2386527,31%103530629,57%
F661827,27%671420,90%2827727,30%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
201920202016-2020
AppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rateAppliedGrantedSuccess rate
BIOM681927,94%621930,65%32010532,81%
F711825,35%571322,81%2586926,74%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
CULTM922122,83%1042625,00%49712925,96%
F872225,29%782126,92%3638824,24%
X00 NA200,00%200,00%
G&MM932122,58%932526,88%4249923,35%
F851922,35%992424,24%41710525,18%
X00 NA100,00%200,00%
MEDM801923,75%842934,52%31911736,68%
F1032928,16%1102522,73%48416534,09%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA
S&TM2545923,23%2386527,31%103530629,57%
F661827,27%671420,90%2827727,30%
X00 NA00 NA00 NA

NA: not applicable