Grants Commencing in 2019

  • Success rates for women were higher than the success rates for men under the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Future Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Projects, Industrial Transformation Training Centres, Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.
  • The participation rate, which incorporates all named researchers on a proposal, of men was higher than the participation rate of women under all schemes, except the Discovery Indigenous scheme.  
  • Under the Discovery Indigenous scheme the overall participation and success rates, and the success rate for women Project Leaders, exceeded the male participation and success rates.
  • The success rates for women were higher in 13 of 22 Field of Research (FoR) disciplines; including nine of the 12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, despite participation rates in the STEM disciplines being significantly lower for women than men.
  • In FoR 03-Chemical Sciences, the number of applications received from women had increased from 151 in 2018 to 173 in 2019, with a success rate of 29.5 per cent compared to 19.9 per cent in 2018.  
  • The participation rates for women in most NCGP schemes continues to increase.  Compared to 2018, rates have improved under the Australian Laureate Fellowships, Future Fellowships, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Discovery Projects, Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities schemes.  
  • Despite increasing in 2017 and 2018, participation rates for the Industrial Transformation Training Centres and the Discovery Indigenous schemes have decreased in 2019. Despite this, success rates for women in these schemes was significantly higher than the success rates for men.