Chapter 2: The Quality Evaluation measure

Funding weighting for subject areas

2.6The subject area weightings, as set out in Table 2.2 below, are intended to reflect the relative cost of research in each EP’s primary subject area.

Table 2.2: Subject area weightings

Subject Areas Funding Category Weighting
Māori knowledge and development; law; history, history of art, classics and curatorial studies; English language and literature; foreign languages and linguistics; philosophy; religious studies and theology; political science, international relations and public policy; human geography; sociology, social policy, social work, criminology, and gender studies; anthropology and archaeology; communications, journalism, and media studies; education; pure and applied mathematics; statistics; management, human resources, industrial relations, international business, and other business; accounting and finance; marketing and tourism; and economics. A,I,J 1
Psychology; chemistry; physics; earth sciences; molecular, cellular and whole organism biology; ecology, evolution and behaviour; computer science, information technology, information sciences; nursing; sport and exercise science; other health studies (including rehabilitation therapies); music, literary arts and other arts; visual arts and crafts; theatre and dance, film and television and multimedia; and design. B,L 2
Engineering and technology; agriculture and other applied biological sciences; architecture, planning, surveying; biomedical; clinical medicine; pharmacy; public health; veterinary studies and large animal science; and dentistry. C,G,H,M,Q 2.5