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.

2016

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

ARC Future Fellowships

97

26

26.8%

226

74

32.7%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

20

3

15.0%

104

13

12.5%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

402

71

17.7%

813

129

15.9%

Discovery Indigenous

68

13

19.1%

52

17

32.7%

Discovery Projects

2587

455

17.6%

8164

1481

18.1%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

85

26

30.6%

435

115

26.4%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

296

88

29.7%

1445

493

34.1%

Linkage Projects

1186

418

35.2%

3570

1269

35.5%

 36 researchers did not provide gender information, and four researchers identified as being indeterminate/intersex.

 

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.

2016

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Future Fellowships

97

226

323

30.0%

70.0%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

20

104

124

16.1%

83.9%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

402

813

1215

33.1%

66.9%

Discovery Indigenous

68

52

120

56.7%

43.3%

Discovery Projects

2587

8164

10751

24.1%

75.9%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

85

435

520

16.3%

83.7%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

296

1445

1741

17.0%

83.0%

Linkage Projects

1186

3570

4756

24.9%

75.1%

36 researchers did not provide gender information, and four researchers identified as being indeterminate/intersex.

 

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.

2016    

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Australian Future Fellowship

97

26

26.8%

226

74

32.7%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

20

3

15.0%

104

13

12.5%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

402

71

17.7%

813

129

15.9%

Discovery Indigenous

13

3

23.1%

18

7

38.9%

Discovery Projects

854

145

17.0%

2726

490

18.0%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

5

1

20.0%

22

5

22.7%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

23

6

26.1%

150

48

32.0%

Linkage Projects

241

79

32.8%

725

241

33.2%

 

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.

2016

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Future Fellowships

97

226

323

30.0%

70.0%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

20

104

124

16.1%

83.9%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

402

813

1215

33.1%

66.9%

Discovery Indigenous

13

18

31

41.9%

58.1%

Discovery Projects

854

2726

3580

23.9%

76.1%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

5

22

27

18.5%

81.5%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

23

150

173

13.3%

86.7%

Linkage Projects

241

725

966

24.9%

75.1%

 

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 Training Centres.

2016

Discipline

Women

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

01 - Mathematical Sciences

101

24

23.8%

565

132

23.4%

02 - Physical Sciences

117

39

33.3%

959

285

29.7%

03 - Chemical Sciences

187

35

18.7%

898

189

21.0%

04 - Earth Sciences

172

51

29.7%

734

228

31.1%

05 - Environmental Sciences

164

36

22.0%

577

130

22.5%

06 - Biological Sciences

543

124

22.8%

1623

417

25.7%

07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

97

19

19.6%

398

60

15.1%

08 - Information and Computing Sciences

224

47

21.0%

1095

190

17.4%

09 - Engineering

476

127

26.7%

3691

966

26.2%

10 - Technology

114

22

19.3%

618

190

30.7%

11 - Medical and Health Sciences

354

57

16.1%

477

90

18.9%

12 - Built Environment and Design

111

22

19.8%

246

52

21.1%

13 - Education

294

65

22.1%

213

41

19.2%

14 - Economics

69

12

17.4%

215

43

20.0%

15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

140

26

18.6%

379

54

14.2%

16 - Studies in Human Society

523

124

23.7%

649

150

23.1%

17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

309

67

21.7%

555

160

28.8%

18 - Law and Legal Studies

155

35

22.6%

168

21

12.5%

19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing

109

29

26.6%

167

48

28.7%

20 - Language, Communication and Culture

252

43

17.1%

266

40

15.0%

21 - History and Archaeology

185

85

45.9%

201

83

41.3%

22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies

45

11

24.4%

115

22

19.1%

 

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 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, Australian Laureate Fellowships and Linkage Projects schemes.

2016

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

715

124

17.3%

973

215

22.1%

902

197

21.8%

Male

1507

284

18.8%

2140

456

21.3%

2228

517

23.2%

 

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

700

165

23.6%

424

107

25.2%

220

48

21.8%

192

49

25.5%

Male

1888

413

21.9%

1646

413

25.1%

1199

295

24.6%

1621

392

24.2%

 

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.

2016

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

631

104

16.5%

805

170

21.1%

733

158

21.6%

Male

1331

236

17.7%

1712

361

21.1%

1690

394

23.3%

 

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

557

132

23.7%

323

82

25.4%

158

35

22.2%

132

34

25.8%

Male

1326

282

21.3%

1138

276

24.3%

828

204

24.6%

1069

270

25.3%

 

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.

2016

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

379

55

14.5%

364

76

20.9%

333

70

21.0%

Male

828

129

15.6%

823

151

18.3%

833

187

22.4%

 

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

252

59

23.4%

147

31

21.1%

77

16

20.8%

68

18

26.5%

Male

684

127

18.6%

538

127

23.6%

424

106

25.0%

468

124

26.5%

 

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.

2016

Salary Level

Women

Men

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Level 1

32

11

34.4%

83

29

34.9%

Level 2

36

8

22.2%

78

28

35.9%

Level 3

29

7

24.1%

65

17

26.2%

All levels 

97

26

26.8%

226

74

32.7%

 

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.

2016

Discipline

Women

Men 

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

309

60

19.4%

893

173

19.4%

HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences)

210

40

19.0%

250

43

17.2%