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Statistics on the 2022 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship round

Summary information on the 2022 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship selection round

Published on 27 Whiringa-ā-nuku October

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):

  Applications (%) Fellows (%)
HSS 27 33
LFS 35 17
PEM 38 50

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 94 46 22 12
Other 0  0 0 0
Private 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 95 46 22 12

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 80 11
International 15 1

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 9 8
R4 12 17
R5 12 17
R6 20 8
R7 19 17
R8 28 33

Ethnicity

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

  Applications (%) Fellows (%)
NZ European 45.4 35.7
Other European 25.9 21.4
Māori 1.9 7.1
Samoan 0.9 7.1
Southeast Asian 2.8 7.1
Chinese 3.7 0.0
Indian 0.9 0.0
Other Asian 0.9 0.0
Middle Eastern 1.9 0.0
Latin American 0.9 0.0
African 1.9 0.0
Other Ethnicity 7.4 14.3
(blank) 5.6 7.1
Total 100.0 100.0

Gender

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

  % Applicants % Fellows
Female 53 7
Male 40 5
Diverse 1 0
Not declared 1 0

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