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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

ARC Centres of Excellence

127

55

43.3%

460

245

53.3%

ARC Future Fellowships

107

41

38.3%

186

49

26.3%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

4

15.4%

86

13

15.1%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

435

77

17.7%

760

123

16.2%

Discovery Indigenous

42

14

33.3%

65

26

40.0%

Discovery Projects

2798

490

17.5%

8290

1501

18.1%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

19

10

52.6%

117

87

74.4%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

124

37

29.8%

512

215

42.0%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

356

111

31.2%

1567

481

30.7%

26 researchers did not provide gender information, and two 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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Centres of Excellence

127

460

587

21.6%

78.4%

ARC Future Fellowships

107

186

293

36.5%

63.5%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

86

112

23.2%

76.8%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

435

760

1195

36.4%

63.6%

Discovery Indigenous

42

65

107

39.3%

60.7%

Discovery Projects

2798

8290

11088

25.2%

74.8%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

19

117

136

14.0%

86.0%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

124

512

636

19.5%

80.5%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

356

1567

1923

18.5%

81.5%

26 researchers have not identified gender; two identied as indeterminate/intersex in 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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme

 Women 

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

ARC Centres of Excellence

4

2

50.0%

15

7

46.7%

ARC Future Fellowships

107

41

38.3%

186

49

26.3%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

4

15.4%

86

13

15.1%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

435

77

17.7%

760

123

16.2%

Discovery Indigenous

15

4

26.7%

16

7

43.8%

Discovery Projects

865

153

17.7%

2670

475

17.8%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

2

0

0.0%

3

3

100.0%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

5

1

20.0%

21

8

38.1%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

29

11

37.9%

150

37

24.7%

 

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.

Note 3: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Scheme

Submitted

Participation rate

Women

Men

Total

Women

Men

ARC Centres of Excellence

4

15

19

21.1%

78.9%

ARC Future Fellowships

107

186

293

36.5%

63.5%

Australian Laureate Fellowships

26

86

112

23.2%

76.8%

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

435

760

1195

36.4%

63.6%

Discovery Indigenous

15

16

31

48.4%

51.6%

Discovery Projects

865

2670

3535

24.5%

75.5%

Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

2

3

5

40.0%

60.0%

Industrial Transformation Training Centres

5

21

26

19.2%

80.8%

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

29

150

179

16.2%

83.8%

 

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, and ARC Centres of Excellence.

Note 4: Linkage Projects and Learned Academies Special Projects commencing in 2017 have not been finalised and are not included in the datasets.

2017

Discipline

Women

 Men  

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

01 - Mathematical Sciences

76

18

23.7%

480

92

19.2%

02 - Physical Sciences

173

64

37.0%

1135

382

33.7%

03 - Chemical Sciences

181

49

27.1%

842

252

29.9%

04 - Earth Sciences

168

44

26.2%

743

189

25.4%

05 - Environmental Sciences

123

22

17.9%

358

79

22.1%

06 - Biological Sciences

435

94

21.6%

1346

251

18.6%

07 - Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

68

9

13.2%

241

39

16.2%

08 - Information and Computing Sciences

140

25

17.9%

877

152

17.3%

09 - Engineering

368

65

17.7%

2679

649

24.2%

10 - Technology

136

25

18.4%

477

86

18.0%

11 - Medical and Health Sciences

314

73

23.2%

408

90

22.1%

12 - Built Environment and Design

75

3

4.0%

131

10

7.6%

13 - Education

184

22

12.0%

153

28

18.3%

14 - Economics

60

15

25.0%

230

68

29.6%

15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

130

8

6.2%

240

14

5.8%

16 - Studies in Human Society

432

99

22.9%

455

85

18.7%

17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

293

52

17.7%

388

67

17.3%

18 - Law and Legal Studies

133

18

13.5%

143

22

15.4%

19 - Studies in Creative Arts and Writing

111

19

17.1%

116

30

25.9%

20 - Language, Communication and Culture

205

42

20.5%

222

37

16.7%

21 - History and Archaeology

164

55

33.5%

247

96

38.9%

22 - Philosophy and Religious Studies

65

18

27.7%

132

22

16.7%

 

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, and Australian Laureate Fellowships.

2017

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

614

97

15.8%

799

141

17.6%

687

132

19.2%

Male

1223

209

17.1%

1630

288

17.7%

1613

291

18.0%

 

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

542

101

18.6%

338

72

21.3%

187

39

20.9%

162

26

16.0%

Male

1389

253

18.2%

1133

206

18.2%

938

178

19.0%

1265

255

20.2%

 

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.

2017

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

556

89

16.0%

690

123

17.8%

554

106

19.1%

Male

1102

194

17.6%

1315

224

17.0%

1174

211

18.0%

 

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

442

88

19.9%

247

54

21.9%

134

29

21.6%

110

16

14.5%

Male

974

165

16.9%

755

132

17.5%

617

124

20.1%

789

154

19.5%

 

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.

2017

Gender

<5yrs

5 - 10yrs

10-15yrs

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Female

365

63

17.3%

340

60

17.6%

294

60

20.4%

Male

765

121

15.8%

667

104

15.6%

654

119

18.2%

 

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

212

43

20.3%

113

24

21.2%

67

18

26.9%

49

10

20.4%

Male

544

95

17.5%

395

78

19.7%

316

66

20.9%

363

78

21.5%

 

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.

2017

 

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.

2017

Discipline

Women

Men 

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

Submitted

Funded

Success rate

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

331

77

23.3%

821

150

18.3%

HASS (Humanities Arts and Social Sciences)

237

45

19.0%

211

35

16.6%