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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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
ARC Centres of Excellence 127 55 43.3% 460 245 53.3%
ARC Future Fellowships 107 41 38.3% 186 49 26.3%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 4 15.4% 86 13 15.1%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 435 77 17.7% 760 123 16.2%
Discovery Indigenous 42 14 33.3% 65 26 40.0%
Discovery Projects 2798 490 17.5% 8290 1501 18.1%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 19 10 52.6% 117 87 74.4%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 124 37 29.8% 512 215 42.0%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 356 111 31.2% 1567 481 30.7%

26 researchers did not provide gender information, and two 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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men
ARC Centres of Excellence 127 460 587 21.6% 78.4%
ARC Future Fellowships 107 186 293 36.5% 63.5%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 86 112 23.2% 76.8%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 435 760 1195 36.4% 63.6%
Discovery Indigenous 42 65 107 39.3% 60.7%
Discovery Projects 2798 8290 11088 25.2% 74.8%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 19 117 136 14.0% 86.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 124 512 636 19.5% 80.5%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 356 1567 1923 18.5% 81.5%

26 researchers have not identified gender; two identied as indeterminate/intersex in 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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme  Women   Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
ARC Centres of Excellence 4 2 50.0% 15 7 46.7%
ARC Future Fellowships 107 41 38.3% 186 49 26.3%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 4 15.4% 86 13 15.1%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 435 77 17.7% 760 123 16.2%
Discovery Indigenous 15 4 26.7% 16 7 43.8%
Discovery Projects 865 153 17.7% 2670 475 17.8%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 5 1 20.0% 21 8 38.1%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 29 11 37.9% 150 37 24.7%

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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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme Submitted Participation rate
Women Men Total Women Men
ARC Centres of Excellence 4 15 19 21.1% 78.9%
ARC Future Fellowships 107 186 293 36.5% 63.5%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 26 86 112 23.2% 76.8%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 435 760 1195 36.4% 63.6%
Discovery Indigenous 15 16 31 48.4% 51.6%
Discovery Projects 865 2670 3535 24.5% 75.5%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2 3 5 40.0% 60.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 5 21 26 19.2% 80.8%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 29 150 179 16.2% 83.8%

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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, and ARC Centres of Excellence.

Note 4: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Discipline Women  Men  
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
01 - Mathematical Sciences 76 18 23.7% 480 92 19.2%
02 - Physical Sciences 173 64 37.0% 1135 382 33.7%
03 - Chemical Sciences 181 49 27.1% 842 252 29.9%
04 - Earth Sciences 168 44 26.2% 743 189 25.4%
05 - Environmental Sciences 123 22 17.9% 358 79 22.1%
06 - Biological Sciences 435 94 21.6% 1346 251 18.6%
07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 68 9 13.2% 241 39 16.2%
08 - Information and Computing Sciences 140 25 17.9% 877 152 17.3%
09 - Engineering 368 65 17.7% 2679 649 24.2%
10 - Technology 136 25 18.4% 477 86 18.0%
11 - Medical and Health Sciences 314 73 23.2% 408 90 22.1%
12 - Built Environment and Design 75 3 4.0% 131 10 7.6%
13 - Education 184 22 12.0% 153 28 18.3%
14 - Economics 60 15 25.0% 230 68 29.6%
15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 130 8 6.2% 240 14 5.8%
16 - Studies in Human Society 432 99 22.9% 455 85 18.7%
17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 293 52 17.7% 388 67 17.3%
18 - Law and Legal Studies 133 18 13.5% 143 22 15.4%
19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing 111 19 17.1% 116 30 25.9%
20 - Language, Communication and Culture 205 42 20.5% 222 37 16.7%
21 - History and Archaeology 164 55 33.5% 247 96 38.9%
22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies 65 18 27.7% 132 22 16.7%

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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, and Australian Laureate Fellowships.

2017

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 614 97 15.8% 799 141 17.6% 687 132 19.2%
Male 1223 209 17.1% 1630 288 17.7% 1613 291 18.0%

 

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 542 101 18.6% 338 72 21.3% 187 39 20.9% 162 26 16.0%
Male 1389 253 18.2% 1133 206 18.2% 938 178 19.0% 1265 255 20.2%

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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.

2017

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 556 89 16.0% 690 123 17.8% 554 106 19.1%
Male 1102 194 17.6% 1315 224 17.0% 1174 211 18.0%

 

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 442 88 19.9% 247 54 21.9% 134 29 21.6% 110 16 14.5%
Male 974 165 16.9% 755 132 17.5% 617 124 20.1% 789 154 19.5%

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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.

2017

Gender <5yrs 5 - 10yrs 10-15yrs
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 365 63 17.3% 340 60 17.6% 294 60 20.4%
Male 765 121 15.8% 667 104 15.6% 654 119 18.2%

 

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 212 43 20.3% 113 24 21.2% 67 18 26.9% 49 10 20.4%
Male 544 95 17.5% 395 78 19.7% 316 66 20.9% 363 78 21.5%

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Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level 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.

2017

Salary Level Women Men
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Level 1 34 12 35.3% 60 15 25.0%
Level 2 42 14 33.3% 74 20 27.0%
Level 3 31 15 48.4% 52 14 26.9%
All levels  107 41 38.3% 186 49 26.3%

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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.

2017

Discipline Women Men 
Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) 331 77 23.3% 821 150 18.3%
HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences) 237 45 19.0% 211 35 16.6%

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