ARC acknowledges the obvious

New stats show women are way under-represented on research funding

In 2011 women accounted for 26 per cent of team members on Discovery and Linkage projects, which increased to 30 per cent last year. For lead researchers the increase was larger, 27 per cent to 34 per cent.

As for success rates for women, the average across the decade was 23 per cent. “Encouragingly, this is comparable to, or exceeds, the success rate for men across the same period,” the council states.  (With three out of four researchers missing out, it is hard to see much to be encouraged about).

“ The ARC acknowledges that underrepresentation of women in the Australian research sector is reflected in the NCGP participation rates,” it adds. Bit hard not to.

The data is searchable by institution.