Table 1: Success Rates by Scheme by Gender

Note 1: This includes all named researchers on proposals, including Partner Investigators. Only researchers who identified as male or female are included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 and excludes LP19, which is not finalised yet.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
ARC Future Fellowships 200 41 20.5% 387 59 15.2%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 35 8 22.9% 114 9 7.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 470 90 19.1% 691 110 15.9%
Discovery Indigenous 65 38 58.5% 38 14 36.8%
Discovery Projects 2465 564 22.9% 6776 1528 22.6%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 79 43 54.4% 274 66 24.1%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 133 50 37.6% 514 167 32.5%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 344 90 26.2% 1248 322 25.8%

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 male or female are included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 and excludes LP19, which is not finalised yet.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission
ARC Future Fellowships 200 587 34.1% 387 587 65.9%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 35 149 23.5% 114 149 76.5%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 470 1161 40.5% 691 1161 59.5%
Discovery Indigenous 65 103 63.1% 38 103 36.9%
Discovery Projects 2465 9241 26.7% 6776 9241 73.3%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 79 353 22.4% 274 353 77.6%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 133 647 20.6% 514 647 79.4%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 344 1592 21.6% 1248 1592 78.4%

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

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as male or female were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 and excludes LP19, which is not finalised yet.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
ARC Future Fellowships 200 41 20.5% 387 59 15.2%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 35 8 22.9% 114 9 7.9%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 470 90 19.1% 691 110 15.9%
Discovery Indigenous 15 7 46.7% 16 5 31.3%
Discovery Projects 733 174 23.7% 2181 479 22.0%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 4 3 75.0% 9 1 11.1%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 7 1 14.3% 18 5 27.8%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 27 6 22.2% 117 30 25.6%

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

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as male or female were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 and excludes LP19, which is not finalised yet.

  Female Male
Scheme Name Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission Submitted Total Submitted Participation Submission
ARC Future Fellowships 200 587 34.1% 387 587 65.9%
Australian Laureate Fellowships 35 149 23.5% 114 149 76.5%
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 470 1161 40.5% 691 1161 59.5%
Discovery Indigenous 15 31 48.4% 16 31 51.6%
Discovery Projects 733 2914 25.2% 2181 2914 74.8%
Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 4 13 30.8% 9 13 69.2%
Industrial Transformation Training Centres 7 25 28.0% 18 25 72.0%
Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 27 144 18.8% 117 144 81.3%

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 male or female were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 and excludes LP19, which is not finalised yet.

  Female Male
Primary FoR Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
01 Mathematical Sciences 71 21 29.6% 450 113 25.1%
02 Physical Sciences 136 37 27.2% 718 185 25.8%
03 Chemical Sciences 173 51 29.5% 741 197 26.6%
04 Earth Sciences 146 32 21.9% 554 128 23.1%
05 Environmental Sciences 104 28 26.9% 261 76 29.1%
06 Biological Sciences 551 128 23.2% 1333 269 20.2%
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences 74 23 31.1% 189 38 20.1%
08 Information and Computing Sciences 144 34 23.6% 722 140 19.4%
09 Engineering 319 70 21.9% 2183 436 20.0%
10 Technology 113 45 39.8% 529 187 35.3%
11 Medical and Health Sciences 338 76 22.5% 460 89 19.3%
12 Built Environment and Design 68 15 22.1% 133 34 25.6%
13 Education 186 45 24.2% 99 31 31.3%
14 Economics 64 21 32.8% 191 45 23.6%
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services 80 8 10.0% 164 3 1.8%
16 Studies in Human Society 371 103 27.8% 366 76 20.8%
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 291 58 19.9% 376 78 20.7%
18 Law and Legal Studies 93 31 33.3% 97 36 37.1%
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing 71 9 12.7% 49 7 14.3%
20 Language, Communication and Culture 188 32 17.0% 154 27 17.5%
21 History and Archaeology 143 40 28.0% 177 46 26.0%
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies 67 17 25.4% 96 34 35.4%

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 a male or female and PhD dates were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 616 118 19.2% 672 162 24.1% 685 164 23.9% 532 113 21.2%
Male 1039 198 19.1% 1333 265 19.9% 1446 295 20.4% 1183 260 22.0%
  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 338 78 23.1% 182 51 28.0% 145 39 26.9%
Male 983 224 22.8% 813 205 25.2% 1057 234 22.1%

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 male or female and PhD dates were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 576 107 18.6% 580 138 23.8% 573 137 23.9% 421 87 20.7%
Male 943 180 19.1% 1076 216 20.1% 1114 220 19.7% 858 182 21.2%
  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 265 62 23.4% 124 37 29.8% 87 23 26.4%
Male 661 150 22.7% 543 136 25.0% 662 134 20.2%

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 male or female and PhD dates were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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 404 73 18.1% 296 70 23.6% 292 67 22.9% 227 50 22.0%
Male 694 115 16.6% 560 99 17.7% 663 108 16.3% 481 107 22.2%
  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 134 31 23.1% 58 17 29.3% 37 10 27.0%
Male 363 83 22.9% 305 82 26.9% 306 64 20.9%

Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level by Gender

Note 1: Only researchers who identified their gender as male or female were included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.

  Female Male
Fellowship Level Submitted Funded Success Rate Submitted Funded Success Rate
FT1 55 14 25.5% 111 14 12.6%
FT2 63 15 23.8% 160 23 14.4%
FT3 82 12 14.6% 116 22 19.0%

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 as male or female are included in the data. A very small number of researchers did not identify as female or male.
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) 296 60 20.3% 222 29 13.1%
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) 409 79 19.3% 970 149 15.4%