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Information on the 2018 Marsden Fund round

Information about the number of funded proposals in the 2018 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 12.4% of the Expressions of Interest have been recommended for funding 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

92

120

7

18

25

3

10

13

10.7%

10.9%

10.8%

CMP

18

66

84

7

16

23

4

8

12

22.2%

12.1%

14.3%

EEB

42

83

125

12

20

32

5

9

14

11.9%

10.8%

11.2%

EHB

45

71

116

15

20

35

6

8

14

13.3%

11.3%

12.1%

EIS

39

76

115

12

16

28

6

8

14

15.4%

10.5%

12.2%

ESA

31

67

98

10

18

28

5

7

12

16.1%

10.4%

12.2%

HUM

38

55

93

15

15

30

6

7

13

15.8%

12.7%

14.0%

MIS

34

72

106

11

15

26

5

8

13

14.7%

11.1%

12.3%

PCB

17

65

82

6

17

23

3

8

11

17.6%

12.3%

13.4%

SOC

66

94

160

25

25

50

10

10

20

15.2%

10.6%

12.5%

Total

358

741

1099

120

180

300

53

83

136

14.8%

11.2%

12.4%

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

 

Proposals by institution

 

 

EoIs

 

 

Full

 

 

Fund

 

Success Rate

 

FS

SD

MFCA

FS

SD

MFCA

FS

SD

MFCA

FS

SD

MFCA

Total

CRI

35

60

1

10

12

0

4

3

0

11.4%

5.0%

0.0%

7.3%

AgResearch

2

8

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

GNS Science

10

19

 

4

4

 

1

1

 

10.0%

5.3%

 

6.9%

ESR

1

2

 

1

0

 

0

0

 

0.0%

0.0%

 

0.0%

NIWA

10

13

 

3

1

 

2

1

 

20.0%

7.7%

 

13.0%

Plant and Food Research

7

8

 

1

4

 

1

1

 

14.3%

12.5%

 

13.3%

Scion

2

2

 

0

0

 

0

0

 

0.0%

0.0%

 

0.0%

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

3

8

 

1

3

 

0

0

 

0.0%

0.0%

 

0.0%

OTHER (6 institutions)

1

9

 

0

2

 

0

1

 

0.0%

11.1%

 

10.0%

PRIVATE (13 institutions)

6

15

 

1

2

 

1

0

 

16.7%

0.0%

 

4.8%

TEO

316

657

3

109

164

0

48

79

0

15.2%

12.0%

0.0%

13.0%

Auckland University of Technology

17

18

 

4

3

 

1

3

 

5.9%

16.7%

 

11.4%

Lincoln University

1

10

 

0

2

 

0

0

 

0.0%

0.0%

 

0.0%

Massey University

49

67

1

20

11

0

9

6

0

18.4%

9.0%

0.0%

12.8%

The University of Auckland

90

177

1

29

40

1

13

17

0

14.4%

9.6%

0.0%

11.2%

Unitec New Zealand

3

1

 

0

0

 

0

0

 

0.0%

0.0%

 

0.0%

University of Canterbury

25

55

 

9

12

 

4

4

 

16.0%

7.3%

 

10.0%

University of Otago

56

169

1

21

52

1

12

29

0

21.4%

17.2%

0.0%

18.1%

University of Waikato

25

43

 

10

8

 

4

3

 

16.0%

7.0%

 

10.3%

Victoria University of Wellington

49

114

 

16

36

 

5

17

 

10.2%

14.9%

 

13.5%

Whitireia New Zealand

 

1

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

Institute of the Pacific United

1

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

 

0.0%

Manukau Institute of Technology

 

1

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

WINTEC

 

1

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

Grand Total

358

741

4

120

180

2

53

83

0

14.8%

11.2%

0.0%

12.3%

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

Table 3 presents the percentages of applicants who self-identify as either female or as Māori researchers in the Expressions of Interest, Full Applications and those proposals recommended for funding.

 

   

Investigators Identifying
as Māori (%)

Investigators Identifying
as Female

Principal
Investigators

EoIs

3.9%

36.4%

Full

7.4%

42.5%

Funded

9.3%

42.1%

Associate
Investigators

EoIs

4.8%

30.1%

Full

7.7%

33.9%

Funded

10.6%

35.5%

All
Investigators

EoIs

4.4%

32.8%

Full

7.6%

37.3%

Funded

10.1%

38.1%

Table 3: Gender and ethnicity data for 2018. Please note, gender identity data is collected in accordance with Stats NZ's Standard classification of gender identity.

 

PIs Female 2019

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

 

PIs Maori 2018

 

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