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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.

2016

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
ARC Future Fellowships 97 26 26.8% 226 74 32.7%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 20 3 15.0% 104 13 12.5%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 402 71 17.7% 813 129 15.9%
Discovery Indigenous 68 13 19.1% 52 17 32.7%
Discovery Projects 2587 455 17.6% 8164 1481 18.1%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 85 26 30.6% 435 115 26.4%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 296 88 29.7% 1445 493 34.1%
Linkage Projects 1186 418 35.2% 3570 1269 35.5%

 36 researchers did not provide gender information, and four researchers identified as being indeterminate/intersex.

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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.

2016

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men
ARC Future Fellowships 97 226 323 30.0% 70.0%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 20 104 124 16.1% 83.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 402 813 1215 33.1% 66.9%
Discovery Indigenous 68 52 120 56.7% 43.3%
Discovery Projects 2587 8164 10751 24.1% 75.9%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 85 435 520 16.3% 83.7%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 296 1445 1741 17.0% 83.0%
Linkage Projects 1186 3570 4756 24.9% 75.1%

36 researchers did not provide gender information, and four researchers identified as being indeterminate/intersex.

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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.

2016    

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Australian Future Fellowship 97 26 26.8% 226 74 32.7%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 20 3 15.0% 104 13 12.5%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 402 71 17.7% 813 129 15.9%
Discovery Indigenous 13 3 23.1% 18 7 38.9%
Discovery Projects 854 145 17.0% 2726 490 18.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 5 1 20.0% 22 5 22.7%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 23 6 26.1% 150 48 32.0%
Linkage Projects 241 79 32.8% 725 241 33.2%

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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.

2016

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men
ARC Future Fellowships 97 226 323 30.0% 70.0%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 20 104 124 16.1% 83.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 402 813 1215 33.1% 66.9%
Discovery Indigenous 13 18 31 41.9% 58.1%
Discovery Projects 854 2726 3580 23.9% 76.1%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 5 22 27 18.5% 81.5%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 23 150 173 13.3% 86.7%
Linkage Projects 241 725 966 24.9% 75.1%

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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 Training Centres.

2016

Discipline Women  Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
01 - Mathematical Sciences 101 24 23.8% 565 132 23.4%
02 - Physical Sciences 117 39 33.3% 959 285 29.7%
03 - Chemical Sciences 187 35 18.7% 898 189 21.0%
04 - Earth Sciences 172 51 29.7% 734 228 31.1%
05 - Environmental Sciences 164 36 22.0% 577 130 22.5%
06 - Biological Sciences 543 124 22.8% 1623 417 25.7%
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 97 19 19.6% 398 60 15.1%
08 - Information and Computing Sciences 224 47 21.0% 1095 190 17.4%
09 - Engineering 476 127 26.7% 3691 966 26.2%
10 - Technology 114 22 19.3% 618 190 30.7%
11 - Medical and Health Sciences 354 57 16.1% 477 90 18.9%
12 - Built Environment and Design 111 22 19.8% 246 52 21.1%
13 - Education 294 65 22.1% 213 41 19.2%
14 - Economics 69 12 17.4% 215 43 20.0%
15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 140 26 18.6% 379 54 14.2%
16 - Studies in Human Society 523 124 23.7% 649 150 23.1%
17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 309 67 21.7% 555 160 28.8%
18 - Law and Legal Studies 155 35 22.6% 168 21 12.5%
19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing 109 29 26.6% 167 48 28.7%
20 - Language, Communication and Culture 252 43 17.1% 266 40 15.0%
21 - History and Archaeology 185 85 45.9% 201 83 41.3%
22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies 45 11 24.4% 115 22 19.1%

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

Note 1: This includes all named participants on proposals. Only researchers who identified their gender and PhD dates were included for counting.

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. Some researchers did not report their PhD date and hence were not included in the report.

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.

2016

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 715 124 17.3% 973 215 22.1% 902 197 21.8%
Male 1507 284 18.8% 2140 456 21.3% 2228 517 23.2%

 

Gender 15-20yrs 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 700 165 23.6% 424 107 25.2% 220 48 21.8% 192 49 25.5%
Male 1888 413 21.9% 1646 413 25.1% 1199 295 24.6% 1621 392 24.2%

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

Note 1: This dataset includes all Chief Investigators including fellowship recipients on proposals, without Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender and PhD dates were included for counting.

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.

2016

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 631 104 16.5% 805 170 21.1% 733 158 21.6%
Male 1331 236 17.7% 1712 361 21.1% 1690 394 23.3%

 

Gender 15-20yrs 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 557 132 23.7% 323 82 25.4% 158 35 22.2% 132 34 25.8%
Male 1326 282 21.3% 1138 276 24.3% 828 204 24.6% 1069 270 25.3%

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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 and PhD dates were included for counting.

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.

2016

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 379 55 14.5% 364 76 20.9% 333 70 21.0%
Male 828 129 15.6% 823 151 18.3% 833 187 22.4%

 

Gender 15-20yrs 20 - 25yrs 25 - 30yrs 30+yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 252 59 23.4% 147 31 21.1% 77 16 20.8% 68 18 26.5%
Male 684 127 18.6% 538 127 23.6% 424 106 25.0% 468 124 26.5%

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Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level by Gende

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.

2016

Salary Level Women Men
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Level 1 32 11 34.4% 83 29 34.9%
Level 2 36 8 22.2% 78 28 35.9%
Level 3 29 7 24.1% 65 17 26.2%
All levels  97 26 26.8% 226 74 32.7%

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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.

2016

Discipline Women Men 
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) 309 60 19.4% 893 173 19.4%
HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences) 210 40 19.0% 250 43 17.2%

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