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Information on the 2017 Marsden Fund round

Information about the number of funded proposals in the 2017 Marsden Fund round broken down by research area and institution, also including gender and ethnicity data

Number of applications by research area

The number of proposals by panel is given in Table 1.  While overall 12.0% of the Expressions of Interest have been funded at the final stage, this percentage is not constant over all panels or categories as a change of just one proposal — attributed to either a Fast-Start or Standard award — in the number of successful proposals causes significant change in this percentage.

Here are the definitions of the 10 Marsden Fund panels

 

 

EoIs

Full

Proposed Contracts

Success Rate

 

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

Panel

                       

BMS

28

91

119

8

21

29

4

9

13

14.3%

9.9%

10.9%

CMP

16

72

88

5

15

20

3

8

11

18.8%

11.1%

12.5%

EEB

33

96

129

9

19

28

5

11

16

15.2%

11.5%

12.4%

EHB

37

59

96

10

13

23

5

7

12

13.5%

11.9%

12.5%

EIS

35

71

106

10

14

24

5

7

12

14.3%

9.9%

11.3%

ESA

46

74

120

11

13

24

8

7

15

17.4%

9.5%

12.5%

HUM

35

56

91

7

12

19

3

7

10

8.6%

12.5%

11.0%

MIS

26

79

105

10

16

26

6

9

15

23.1%

11.4%

14.3%

PCB

21

74

95

9

17

26

4

8

12

19.0%

10.8%

12.6%

SOC

53

104

157

15

25

40

6

11

17

11.3%

10.6%

10.8%

Total

330

776

1106

94

165

259

49

84

133

14.8%

10.8%

12.0%

Table 1: Number of funded proposals by panel (and as a percentage of number of EOIs).

 

Proposals by institution

 

EoIs

Full

Funded

Success Rate

 

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

FS

STD

Tot.

CRI

                       

AgResearch

4

5

9

0

1

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

GNS Science

10

21

31

2

4

6

2

0

2

20.0%

0.0%

6.5%

ESR

2

1

3

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Landcare Research

3

9

12

1

3

4

1

2

3

33.3%

22.2%

25.0%

NIWA

7

18

25

2

2

4

2

2

4

28.6%

11.1%

16.0%

Plant and Food Research

1

7

8

0

3

3

0

1

1

0.0%

14.3%

12.5%

Scion

2

5

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Totals

29

66

95

6

13

19

5

5

10

17.2%

7.6%

10.5%

OTHER

                       

Sub-total Other (5 institutions)

4

5

9

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Totals

4

5

9

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

PRIVATE

                       

Sub-total Other (10 institutions)

5

15

20

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Totals

5

15

20

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

TEO

                       

Auckland Institute of Studies

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Auckland University of Technology

12

15

27

2

1

3

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Lincoln University

3

8

11

1

1

2

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Massey University

44

85

129

16

21

37

10

16

26

22.7%

18.8%

20.2%

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The University of Auckland

84

199

283

23

44

67

10

21

31

11.9%

10.6%

11.0%

Unitec New Zealand

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

University of Canterbury

34

58

92

12

10

22

5

6

11

14.7%

10.3%

12.0%

University of Otago

47

170

217

16

51

67

9

24

33

19.1%

14.1%

15.2%

University of Waikato

23

38

61

4

3

7

1

3

4

4.3%

7.9%

6.6%

Victoria University of Wellington

41

112

153

11

20

31

9

8

17

22.0%

7.1%

11.1%

Otago Polytechnic

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Te Wananga-o-Raukawa

0

1

1

0

1

1

0

1

1

0.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Whitireia New Zealand

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Totals

292

690

982

86

152

238

44

79

123

15.1%

11.4%

12.5%

Grand Total

330

776

1106

94

165

259

49

84

133

14.8%

10.8%

12.0%

 

Table 2: Number and percentages of funded proposals by institution, grouped by type of institution.  The ‘Other’ category includes not-for-profit research institutes and the ‘Private’ category includes individuals and companies.

Gender and Ethnicity Data

The following tables presents the percentages of female and Māori researchers in the preliminary proposals, full proposals and recommended contracts.  The figures present the current round for comparison with the data over time.  The “Total” column represents all applicants in a particular category, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

   

N

D

F

M

Total

Investigators Identifying
as Female

Principal
Investigators

EoIs

 

6

464

850

1321

35.1%

Full

 

 

116

202

321

36.1%

Funded

 

 

57

86

165

34.5%

Associate
Investigators

EoIs

10

2

545

1313

1870

29.1%

Full

 

 

146

325

476

30.7%

Funded

 

 

73

131

238

30.7%

All
Investigators

EoIs

 

8

1009

2163

3191

31.6%

Full

 

 

262

527

797

32.9%

Funded

 

 

130

217

403

32.3%

 

Table 3: Gender data for 2017 proposals (Investigators identifying as: no response, N; Gender Diverse, D; Female, F; Male, M).

Gender data 2017

Figure 1: The percentage of Principal Investigators identifying as Female in the Marsden Fund.

 

   

No response

non-Māori

Māori

Total

Investigators Identifying
as Māori (%)

Principal
Investigators

EoIs

1

1258

62

1321

4.7%

Full

0

301

20

321

6.2%

Funded

0

150

15

165

9.1%

Associate
Investigators

EoIs

11

1774

85

1870

4.5%

Full

3

445

28

476

5.9%

Funded

0

224

14

238

5.9%

All
Investigators

EoIs

12

3032

147

3191

4.6%

Full

3

746

48

797

6.0%

Funded

0

374

29

403

7.2%

 

Table 4: Ethnicity data for 2017 proposals.

Ethnicity data 2017

Figure 2: The percentage of Principal Investigators identifying as Māori in the Marsden Fund.