SIRF Awardees by Gender, Ethnicity, Caste and Geographical Origin
Figure 1(a): Distribution of RFs according to the gender
Related to relevance, the team analysed who has benefited from the research fund. 23 percent of the Research Fellows are women (Figure 1.a) while for the AGs there is a better gender balance of 40/60 female/males obtaining the AGs (Figure 1.b).
Figure 1(b) Gender difference of AG
Gender distribution in AG awardees is more favourable about 40% AG women researchers compared to 23% RF women researchers.
Figure 2(a) Geographic origin of RFs
Geographical Distribution of Research Fellow
Majority of the RF applicants were from Kathmandu Valley (45.6%) followed by Tarai districts (29.8%) and hill districts (23.7%).
Table 1(a) Geographical Distribution of RF Applicants and Awardees
Figure 2(b): Geographic origin of AGs
Geographical Distribution of Apprenticeship Grant
There were more proposals from researchers/students living in hill districts(48.0%) than in Tarai districts (34.4%) and in Kathmandu Valley (17.6%).
Table 1(b): Geographical Distribution of AG Applicants and Awardees
Ethnicity and Caste Distribution of RF
About 19% of the RF applicants were from the Madheshi community and the rest about 81% from the HIll community: the ratio of Madheshi and hill population was 34:66 in 2001.
Table 2(a): Community wise FR proposals received and approved by in 2006-07
Ethnicity and Caste Distribution of AG
Most of the AG applicants, about 82% were from hill community and the rest 18% from Madheshi community and again the percentage of Madheshi researchers applying for AG declined from 24% in 2006 to aobut 17% in 2007.
Table 2(b): Community wise AG proposals received and approved by in 2006-07
Source: SIRF Mid Term Report, Nov 2007