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 as female or male were included in the data.
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: Data is presented for applications that have been finalised and announced by Minister.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
ARC Future Fellowships 157 31 19.7% 347 68 19.6%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 27 5 18.5% 107 11 10.3%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 436 87 20.0% 773 108 14.0%
Discovery Indigenous 70 29 41.4% 72 18 25.0%
Discovery Projects 2442 497 20.4% 7347 1385 18.9%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 57 22 38.6% 214 112 52.3%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 154 36 23.4% 562 157 27.9%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 318 82 25.8% 1472 472 32.1%
Linkage Projects 877 258 29.4% 1660 590 35.5%
Special Research Initiatives 32 10 31.3% 153 55 35.9%

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 as female or male were included in the data.
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: Data is presented for applications that have been finalised and announced by Minister.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Total Submitted Participation
Submission
Submitted Total Submitted Participation
Submission
ARC Future Fellowships 157 504 31.2% 347 504 68.8%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 27 134 20.1% 107 134 79.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 436 1209 36.1% 773 1209 63.9%
Discovery Indigenous 70 142 49.3% 72 142 50.7%
Discovery Projects 2442 9789 24.9% 7347 9789 75.1%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 57 271 21.0% 214 271 79.0%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 154 716 21.5% 562 716 78.5%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 318 1790 17.8% 1472 1790 82.2%
Linkage Projects 877 2537 34.6% 1660 2537 65.4%
Special Research Initiatives 32 185 17.3% 153 185 82.7%

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

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as female or male were included in the data.
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: Data is presented for applications that have been finalised and announced by Minister.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
ARC Future Fellowships 157 31 19.7% 347 68 19.6%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 27 5 18.5% 107 11 10.3%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 436 87 20.0% 773 108 14.0%
Discovery Indigenous 20 8 40.0% 18 5 27.8%
Discovery Projects 799 172 21.5% 2334 421 18.0%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2 0 0.0% 7 4 57.1%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 6 2 33.3% 22 5 22.7%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 16 5 31.3% 155 45 29.0%
Linkage Projects 155 46 29.7% 292 94 32.2%
Special Research Initiatives 2 0 0.0% 29 9 31.0%

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

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as female or male were included in the data.
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: Data is presented for applications that have been finalised and announced by Minister.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission
ARC Future Fellowships 157 504 31.2% 347 504 68.8%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 27 134 20.1% 107 134 79.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 436 1209 36.1% 773 1209 63.9%
Discovery Indigenous 20 38 52.6% 18 38 47.4%
Discovery Projects 799 3133 25.5% 2334 3133 74.5%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2 9 22.2% 7 9 77.8%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 6 28 21.4% 22 28 78.6%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 16 171 9.4% 155 171 90.6%
Linkage Projects 155 447 34.7% 292 447 65.3%
Special Research Initiatives 2 31 6.5% 29 31 93.5%

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 as female or male were included in the data.
Note 2: Two Digit Field of Research Division is determined by the Field of Research Code assigned to the proposal by investigators
Note 3: Data is presented for applications that have been finalised and announced by Minister.

  Female Male
Primary FoR Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
01 Mathematical Sciences 79 32 40.5% 491 132 26.9%
02 Physical Sciences 144 37 25.7% 790 170 21.5%
03 Chemical Sciences 146 29 19.9% 725 150 20.7%
04 Earth Sciences 158 46 29.1% 719 173 24.1%
05 Environmental Sciences 191 57 29.8% 498 99 19.9%
06 Biological Sciences 609 128 21.0% 1623 374 23.0%
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 94 21 22.3% 254 48 18.9%
08 Information and Computing Sciences 157 33 21.0% 960 212 22.1%
09 Engineering 479 139 29.0% 3021 834 27.6%
10 Technology 119 31 26.1% 614 155 25.2%
11 Medical and Health Sciences 403 58 14.4% 491 81 16.5%
12 Built Environment and Design 75 12 16.0% 185 19 10.3%
13 Education 256 79 30.9% 190 51 26.8%
14 Economics 61 10 16.4% 196 41 20.9%
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 92 9 9.8% 185 27 14.6%
16 Studies in Human Society 495 107 21.6% 488 116 23.8%
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 293 53 18.1% 459 97 21.1%
18 Law and Legal Studies 128 40 31.3% 136 23 16.9%
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing 118 24 20.3% 116 32 27.6%
20 Language, Communication and Culture 240 61 25.4% 240 50 20.8%
21 History and Archaeology 169 39 23.1% 209 58 27.8%
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies 64 12 18.8% 117 34 29.1%

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 as female or male and PhD dates were included in the data.
Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in Person profile at the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round.
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.

  0-5 Years 5-10 Years 10-15 Years 15-20 Years
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 586 120 20.5% 708 149 21.0% 656 126 19.2% 489 96 19.6%
Male 1170 187 16.0% 1422 249 17.5% 1553 301 19.4% 1275 228 17.9%
  20-25 Years 25-30 Years 30 Years and over
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 296 70 23.6% 163 33 20.2% 159 35 22.0%
Male 975 185 19.0% 897 168 18.7% 1131 224 19.8%

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

Note 1: This dataset includes all Chief Investigators including fellowship recipients on proposals, without Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified their gender as female or male and PhD dates were included in the data.
Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in Person profile at the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round. 
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.

  0-5 Years 5-10 Years 10-15 Years 15-20 Years
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 557 115 20.6% 611 132 21.6% 529 99 18.7% 395 82 20.8%
Male 1063 170 16.0% 1147 196 17.1% 1165 218 18.7% 910 172 18.9%
  20-25 Years 25-30 Years 30 Years and over
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 226 54 23.9% 118 26 22.0% 108 23 21.3%
Male 660 122 18.5% 584 107 18.3% 702 133 18.9%

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 as female or male and PhD dates were included in the data.
Note 2: Career age is calculated on basis of reported PhD award date in Person profile at the ARC and the last day of submission in the scheme each round. 
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.

  0-5 Years 5-10 Years 10-15 Years 15-20 Years
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 370 73 19.7% 330 72 21.8% 272 47 17.3% 230 51 22.2%
Male 773 110 14.2% 609 94 15.4% 674 124 18.4% 521 103 19.8%
  20-25 Years 25-30 Years 30 Years and over
Person Gender At Submission Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate Submitted Funded Success rate
Female 119 32 26.9% 57 15 26.3% 53 12 22.6%
Male 339 73 21.5% 312 53 17.0% 330 54 16.4%

Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level by Gender

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as female or male were included in the data.

  Female Male
Fellowship Level Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
FT1 48 13 27.1% 124 23 18.5%
FT2 53 11 20.8% 123 25 20.3%
FT3 56 7 12.5% 100 20 20.0%

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.

  Female Male
Stem Hass Classification Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences) 229 33 14.4% 235 33 14.0%
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) 391 90 23.0% 992 154 15.5%