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Table 1:  Success Rates by Scheme by Gender 

Note 1: This includes all named researchers on proposals, including Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.  

Note 2: An individual research participant may be involved in more than one project in one or more scheme rounds. The participant is counted more than once in these cases.

2015

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
ARC Future Fellowships 110 21 19.1% 205 29 14.1%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 4 15.4% 89 11 12.4%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 498 73 14.7% 895 126 14.1%
Discovery Indigenous 54 22 40.7% 47 13 27.7%
Discovery Projects 2696 473 17.5% 8055 1479 18.4%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 23 12 52.2% 180 94 52.2%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 41 9 22.0% 260 83 31.9%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 316 137 43.4% 1331 644 48.4%
Linkage Projects 854 291 34.1% 2443 889 36.4%

Note: The data has not included a total of 32 researchers with 'unknown' gender in submitted proposals.

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Table 2: Participation Rates by scheme by Gender

Note 1: This includes all named researchers on proposals, including Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: An individual research participant may be involved in more than one project in one or more scheme rounds. The participant is counted more than once in these cases.

2015

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men

ARC Future Fellowships

110

205

315

34.9%

65.1%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

89

115

22.6%

77.4%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

498

895

1393

35.8%

64.2%

Discovery Indigenous

54

47

101

53.5%

46.5%

Discovery Projects

2696

8055

10751

25.1%

74.9%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

23

180

203

11.3%

88.7%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

41

260

301

13.6%

86.4%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

316

1331

1647

19.2%

80.8%

Linkage Projects

854

2443

3297

25.9%

74.1%

Note: The data has not included a total of 32 researchers with 'unknown' gender in submitted proposals.

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Table 3:  Success Rates by Gender of Project Leader by scheme

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: An individual research participant may be involved in more than one project in one or more scheme rounds. The participant is counted more than once in these cases.

2015

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
ARC Future Fellowships 110 21 19.1% 205 29 14.1%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 4 15.4% 89 11 12.4%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 498 73 14.7% 895 126 14.1%
Discovery Indigenous 16 7 43.8% 16 3 18.8%
Discovery Projects 934 158 16.9% 2751 506 18.4%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 1 0 0.0% 10 5 50.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2 0 0.0% 15 5 33.3%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 30 10 33.3% 129 56 43.4%
Linkage Projects 190 60 31.6% 518 191 36.9%

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Table 4:  Participation Rates by Gender of Project Leader by scheme 

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: An individual research participant may be involved in more than one project in one or more scheme rounds. The participant is counted more than once in these cases.

2015

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men
ARC Future Fellowships 110 205 315 34.9% 65.1%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 89 115 22.6% 77.4%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 498 895 1393 35.8% 64.2%
Discovery Indigenous 16 16 32 50.0% 50.0%
Discovery Projects 934 2751 3685 25.3% 74.7%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 1 10 11 9.1% 90.9%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2 15 17 11.8% 88.2%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 30 129 159 18.9% 81.1%
Linkage Projects 190 518 708 26.8% 73.2%

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Table 5: Success Rates by Two-Digit Field of Research Division by Gender

Note 1: This includes all named researchers on proposals, including Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: Two Digit Field of Research Division is determined by the Field of Research Code assigned to the proposal by investigators

Note 3: NCGP Schemes included: Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships,Linkage Projects, Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities, Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, Industrial Transformation Training Centres.

2015

Discipline Women  Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
01 - Mathematical Sciences 77 13 16.9% 526 94 17.9%
02 - Physical Sciences 113 45 39.8% 835 236 28.3%
03 - Chemical Sciences 145 39 26.9% 677 166 24.5%
04 - Earth Sciences 161 53 32.9% 687 209 30.4%
05 - Environmental Sciences 154 26 16.9% 532 134 25.2%
06 - Biological Sciences 538 116 21.6% 1533 415 27.1%
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 81 13 16.0% 310 61 19.7%
08 - Information and Computing Sciences 173 38 22.0% 999 202 20.2%
09 - Engineering 442 94 21.3% 3152 843 26.7%
10 - Technology 131 47 35.9% 749 257 34.3%
11 - Medical and Health Sciences 290 50 17.2% 372 76 20.4%
12 - Built Environment and Design 109 11 10.1% 271 44 16.2%
13 - Education 277 67 24.2% 230 62 27.0%
14 - Economics 70 22 31.4% 200 66 33.0%
15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 186 20 10.8% 364 47 12.9%
16 - Studies in Human Society 542 122 22.5% 607 104 17.1%
17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 363 50 13.8% 478 107 22.4%
18 - Law and Legal Studies 119 21 17.6% 144 19 13.2%
19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing 142 39 27.5% 205 66 32.2%
20 - Language, Communication and Culture 267 55 20.6% 238 50 21.0%
21 - History and Archaeology 177 85 48.0% 243 90 37.0%
22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies 61 16 26.2% 153 20 13.1%

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Table 6a: Success Rate by Career Age and Gender: All named participants

Note 1: This includes all named researchers on proposals, including Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in submitted proposals to the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round. It is possible that the same person reported a different PhD award date in the database and where this is the case, the earliest PhD date was taken as the PhD date for use in analysis here.

Note 3: NCGP schemes with career age data available included: Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships and Linkage Projects schemes.

2015

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs 15-20yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 890 163 18.3% 976 191 19.6% 845 178 21.1% 616 140 22.7%
male 1703 298 17.5% 1981 385 19.4% 1977 402 20.3% 1780 393 22.1%

 

Gender 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 380 79 20.8% 175 35 20.0% 173 43 24.9%
male 1420 343 24.2% 996 237 23.8% 1383 341 24.7%

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Table 6b: Success Rate by Career Age and Gender: Chief Investigator

Note 1: This includes all Chief Investigators on proposals. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in submitted proposals to the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round. It is possible that the same person reported a different PhD award date in the database and where this is the case, the earliest PhD date was taken as the PhD date for use in analysis here.

Note 3: NCGP schemes with career age data available included: Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships and Linkage Projects schemes.

2015

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs 15-20yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 816 150 18.4% 845 163 19.3% 712 147 20.6% 513 122 23.8%
male 1506 253 16.8% 1590 297 18.7% 1478 300 20.3% 1278 278 21.8%

 

Gender 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 280 52 18.6% 131 25 19.1% 120 31 25.8%
male 990 250 25.3% 678 161 23.7% 898 235 26.2%

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Table 6c: Success Rate by Career Age and Gender: Project Leader/Fellow/Awardee 

Note 1: This includes Project Leaders (1st named Chief Investigators) and Fellows/Awardees on proposals. Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in submitted proposals to the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round. It is possible that the same person reported a different PhD award date in the database and where this is the case, the earliest PhD date was taken as the PhD date for use in analysis here.

Note 3: NCGP schemes with career age data available included: Discovery Projects, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Future Fellowships, Australian Laureate Fellowships and Linkage Projects schemes.

2015

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs 15-20yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 492 76 15.4% 405 66 16.3% 343 68 19.8% 259 58 22.4%
male 984 139 14.1% 785 122 15.5% 783 142 18.1% 643 137 21.3%

 

Gender 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
female 141 19 13.5% 67 16 23.9% 55 15 27.3%
male 520 133 25.6% 331 78 23.6% 410 112 27.3%

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Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level by Gender

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

2015

Salary Level Women Men
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Level 1 35 9 25.7% 75 13 17.3%
Level 2 34 7 20.6% 80 9 11.3%
Level 3 41 5 12.2% 50 7 14.0%
All levels  110 21 19.1% 205 29 14.1%

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Table 8: Success rate by STEM/HASS discipline area by Gender in Fellowship/Award schemes

Note 1: Discipline area is determined by Field of Research Code assigned by Investigators. STEM (01 – Mathematical Sciences, 02 – Physical Sciences, 03 – Chemical Sciences, 04 – Earth Sciences, 05 – Environmental Sciences, 06 – Biological Sciences, 07 – Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, 08 – Information and Computing Sciences, 09 – Engineering, 10 – Technology, 11 – Medical and Health Sciences, 17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences); HASS (12 – Built Environment and Design, 13 – Education, 14 – Economics, 15 – Commerce, Management, Tourism & Services, 16 – Studies In Human Society, 18 – Law and Legal Studies, 19 – Studies In Creative Arts and Writing, 20 – Language, Communication and Culture, 21 – History and Archaeology, 22 – Philosophy and Religious Studies)

Note 2: Only researchers who identified their gender were included. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

Note 3: NCGP schemes included: Australian Laureate Fellowships, Future Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

2015

Discipline Women Men 
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) 400 64 16.0% 951 135 14.2%
HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences) 234 34 14.5% 238 31 13.0%

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