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Statistics on the 2021 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship round

Summary information on the 2021 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship selection round

 

Published on 11 Whiringa-ā-rangi November

Panel

The proportion of applicants who applied and the successful Fellows with detail of the three panels, Humanities and the Social Sciences (HSS), Life Sciences (LFS), Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics (PEM):

 

% Applicants

% Fellows

HSS

33

36

LFS

38

36

PEM

29

27

Institutions

The number of applications for the Funding round as defined by the various Aotearoa New Zealand Research, Science and Technology Institutions:

 

All

Longlist

Interview

Fellows

Crown Research Institutes

1

0

0

0

Tertiary Education Organisation

111

46

22

11

Other

0

 0

0

0

Private

0

0

0

0

Grand Total

112

46

22

11

The ‘Other’ category includes not-for-profit research institutes and the ‘Private’ category includes individuals and companies.

Country of origin

The percentage of applicants who applied and the successful Fellows with detail of their country of origin at the time of application [repatriation percentage]:

 

% Applications

% Fellows

New Zealand

83

82

International

17

18

Research experience

The percentage of applicants who applied and the successful Fellows with detail of their research experience [year since PhD]:

Years post PhD

% Applicants

% Fellows

R3

13

9

R4

13

27

R5

15

9

R6

14

9

R7

19

9

R8

26

36

Ethnicity

The percentage of applicants who applied with detail of their ethnicity:

 

% Applicants

% Fellows

Māori

4

18

Gender

The percentage of applicants who applied with details of their gender identity:

 

% Applicants

% Fellows

Female

46

45

Male

52

55

Diverse

2

0

Not declared

0

0

Please note, gender identity data is collected in accordance with Stats NZ's Standard classification of gender identity.