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.

2015

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

ARC Future Fellowships

110

21

19.1%

205

29

14.1%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

4

15.4%

89

11

12.4%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

498

73

14.7%

895

126

14.1%

Discovery Indigenous

54

22

40.7%

47

13

27.7%

Discovery Projects

2696

473

17.5%

8055

1479

18.4%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

23

12

52.2%

180

94

52.2%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

41

9

22.0%

260

83

31.9%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

316

137

43.4%

1331

644

48.4%

Linkage Projects

854

291

34.1%

2443

889

36.4%

Note: The data has not included a total of 32 researchers with 'unknown' gender in submitted proposals.

 

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.

2015

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Future Fellowships

110

205

315

34.9%

65.1%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

89

115

22.6%

77.4%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

498

895

1393

35.8%

64.2%

Discovery Indigenous

54

47

101

53.5%

46.5%

Discovery Projects

2696

8055

10751

25.1%

74.9%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

23

180

203

11.3%

88.7%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

41

260

301

13.6%

86.4%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

316

1331

1647

19.2%

80.8%

Linkage Projects

854

2443

3297

25.9%

74.1%

Note: The data has not included a total of 32 researchers with 'unknown' gender in submitted proposals.

 

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.

2015

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

ARC Future Fellowships

110

21

19.1%

205

29

14.1%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

4

15.4%

89

11

12.4%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

498

73

14.7%

895

126

14.1%

Discovery Indigenous

16

7

43.8%

16

3

18.8%

Discovery Projects

934

158

16.9%

2751

506

18.4%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

1

0

0.0%

10

5

50.0%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

2

0

0.0%

15

5

33.3%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

30

10

33.3%

129

56

43.4%

Linkage Projects

190

60

31.6%

518

191

36.9%

 

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.

2015

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Future Fellowships

110

205

315

34.9%

65.1%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

89

115

22.6%

77.4%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

498

895

1393

35.8%

64.2%

Discovery Indigenous

16

16

32

50.0%

50.0%

Discovery Projects

934

2751

3685

25.3%

74.7%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

1

10

11

9.1%

90.9%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

2

15

17

11.8%

88.2%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

30

129

159

18.9%

81.1%

Linkage Projects

190

518

708

26.8%

73.2%

 

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.

2015

Discipline

Women

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

01 - Mathematical Sciences

77

13

16.9%

526

94

17.9%

02 - Physical Sciences

113

45

39.8%

835

236

28.3%

03 - Chemical Sciences

145

39

26.9%

677

166

24.5%

04 - Earth Sciences

161

53

32.9%

687

209

30.4%

05 - Environmental Sciences

154

26

16.9%

532

134

25.2%

06 - Biological Sciences

538

116

21.6%

1533

415

27.1%

07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

81

13

16.0%

310

61

19.7%

08 - Information and Computing Sciences

173

38

22.0%

999

202

20.2%

09 - Engineering

442

94

21.3%

3152

843

26.7%

10 - Technology

131

47

35.9%

749

257

34.3%

11 - Medical and Health Sciences

290

50

17.2%

372

76

20.4%

12 - Built Environment and Design

109

11

10.1%

271

44

16.2%

13 - Education

277

67

24.2%

230

62

27.0%

14 - Economics

70

22

31.4%

200

66

33.0%

15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

186

20

10.8%

364

47

12.9%

16 - Studies in Human Society

542

122

22.5%

607

104

17.1%

17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

363

50

13.8%

478

107

22.4%

18 - Law and Legal Studies

119

21

17.6%

144

19

13.2%

19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing

142

39

27.5%

205

66

32.2%

20 - Language, Communication and Culture

267

55

20.6%

238

50

21.0%

21 - History and Archaeology

177

85

48.0%

243

90

37.0%

22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies

61

16

26.2%

153

20

13.1%

 

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

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: 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.

2015

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

15-20yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

890

163

18.3%

976

191

19.6%

845

178

21.1%

616

140

22.7%

male

1703

298

17.5%

1981

385

19.4%

1977

402

20.3%

1780

393

22.1%

 

Gender

20 - 25yrs

25 - 30yrs

30+yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

380

79

20.8%

175

35

20.0%

173

43

24.9%

male

1420

343

24.2%

996

237

23.8%

1383

341

24.7%

 

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

Note 1: This includes all Chief Investigators on proposals. 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: 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.

2015

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

15-20yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

816

150

18.4%

845

163

19.3%

712

147

20.6%

513

122

23.8%

male

1506

253

16.8%

1590

297

18.7%

1478

300

20.3%

1278

278

21.8%

 

Gender

20 - 25yrs

25 - 30yrs

30+yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

280

52

18.6%

131

25

19.1%

120

31

25.8%

male

990

250

25.3%

678

161

23.7%

898

235

26.2%

 

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 were included for counting. A very small number of researchers did not identify their gender in the ARC database.

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.

2015

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

15-20yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

492

76

15.4%

405

66

16.3%

343

68

19.8%

259

58

22.4%

male

984

139

14.1%

785

122

15.5%

783

142

18.1%

643

137

21.3%

 

Gender

20 - 25yrs

25 - 30yrs

30+yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

female

141

19

13.5%

67

16

23.9%

55

15

27.3%

male

520

133

25.6%

331

78

23.6%

410

112

27.3%

 

Table 7: Success Rates for Future Fellowship Level by Gender

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.

2015

Salary Level

Women

Men

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Level 1

35

9

25.7%

75

13

17.3%

Level 2

34

7

20.6%

80

9

11.3%

Level 3

41

5

12.2%

50

7

14.0%

All levels 

110

21

19.1%

205

29

14.1%

 

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.

2015

Discipline

Women

Men 

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

400

64

16.0%

951

135

14.2%

HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences)

234

34

14.5%

238

31

13.0%