The majority of applications came from the field of economics, 166 in total, whereas 130 applications came from the field of technical sciences and 19 applications from other fields.
A total of just over 4.3 million euros in grants were applied for this spring. This represents a decrease of about 14 percent from the year 2019, when a total of 5.1 million euros in grants were applied for.
This year, during the grant application process, applicants were also asked for feedback on the execution of the grant application process. The survey received 126 responses. In addition to praise, we also received suggestions for improvement to streamline the process. Open responses included requests for making the application form instructions more clear, for example. We are working to improve the grant application process based on the feedback we received.
Grant decisions will be published in early June 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated in the application process and gave their feedback!