Brief Analysis of the Application and Funding Projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China in a Comprehensive Teaching Hospital, 2011-2019

  •  Qiang Hu    
  •  Hui Peng    
  •  Lin Ma    
  •  Qiqi Shen    
  •  Shengsheng Tao    
  •  Kun Lv    


The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) plays an important role in supporting scientific research. A descriptive study was performed to understand the situation supported by the NSFC in a comprehensive teaching hospital during 2011 to 2019. The relevant situation was statistically analyzed during 2011-2019, including the amount of applications and grant, funding rate, and appropriation.During the past 9 years, the total funding rate of the science foundation was 14.29% (51/357), with a total appropriation of 189.485 ten thousands Yuan.In the past 9 years, the number of funding applications and the number of project approval showed an overall trend of fluctuation, with the project funding rate between 7.69% and 27.27%, and showed no  significant changing trend in the funding rate during 2011- 2019 (χ2trend=0.54, P=0.464). We found that the approval rates of male (16.30%) and doctoral applicants (20.98%) were significantly higher than those of female (7.41%) and non-doctoral applicants (5.26%). Hospital need to introduce doctoral talents, increase investment in scientific research, and improve the motivation of medical staff to apply for the NSFC.

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