The ARC reports on the total funding given out to each university and institution, which I have charted below. See if you can spot the Group of Eight.
I haven’t shown it on the chart, but the average funding over all grants (ie the total funding divided by the total number of grants awarded) is $6,683,737. The median of the allocations to each university is $2,819,181. (If the values are calculated without those institutions that did not receive funding the average is $7,936,938 and the median is $4,407,561). Either way, only Go8 universities are above the average.
In total the Go8 shared $179,574,056 and the remaining institutions split $74,407,944.
In this next chart I’ve shown the average funding per grant for each university. It’s much flatter than the previous chart, but these averages could be hiding a lot. The Go8 universities are not clustered as they are in the total funding chart. The median here is $320,000. The average grant for the whole DP13 scheme is $346,970.
Lastly, a quick comparison with the most recent NHMRC round shows that the average NHMRC grant receives almost twice the funding of the average ARC Discovery grant — $626,345 vs $346,970.