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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 4: by Mechanism of Support


 TABLE B-25.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
   FIELDS IN ALL INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD AND TYPE OF MAJOR SUPPORT: 1987-94

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    FIELD AND TYPE OF MAJOR SUPPORT     | 1987 1/ |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS:             |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 271,095 | 275,219 | 282,769 | 292,910 | 307,106 | 322,773 | 329,984 | 331,969
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  21,965 |  22,361 |  23,478 |  25,272 |  26,701 |  28,670 |  29,259 |  29,117
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|  14,096 |  14,397 |  14,527 |  15,212 |  15,417 |  15,376 |  15,426 |  15,760
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  70,216 |  74,596 |  79,066 |  80,758 |  85,199 |  88,062 |  90,188 |  91,807
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  62,859 |  63,071 |  64,316 |  64,973 |  65,229 |  65,730 |  67,363 |  67,060
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............| 101,959 | 100,794 | 101,382 | 106,695 | 114,560 | 124,935 | 127,748 | 128,225
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 247,234 | 250,689 | 256,960 | 265,494 | 277,259 | 290,696 | 294,350 | 292,962
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  20,355 |  20,886 |  21,768 |  23,537 |  24,986 |  26,787 |  27,252 |  26,989
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   9,202 |   9,519 |   9,739 |  10,064 |  10,466 |  10,052 |  10,288 |  10,390
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  67,572 |  71,704 |  75,829 |  77,363 |  81,250 |  84,120 |  86,235 |  87,471
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  60,571 |  60,873 |  62,009 |  62,606 |  62,746 |  63,231 |  64,846 |  64,265
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  89,534 |  87,707 |  87,615 |  91,924 |  97,811 | 106,506 | 105,729 | 103,847
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SCIENCES, TOTAL:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 185,303 | 187,683 | 192,579 | 199,508 | 206,211 | 216,263 | 220,536 | 221,315
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  15,750 |  16,443 |  17,037 |  18,332 |  19,217 |  20,663 |  21,015 |  20,923
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   8,289 |   8,579 |   8,749 |   9,047 |   9,351 |   9,043 |   9,226 |   9,436
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  45,402 |  48,255 |  51,236 |  52,064 |  54,469 |  56,580 |  58,304 |  59,544
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  49,452 |  49,696 |  50,862 |  51,610 |  51,482 |  52,284 |  53,663 |  53,396
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  66,410 |  64,710 |  64,695 |  68,455 |  71,692 |  77,693 |  78,328 |  78,016
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PHYSICAL SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  28,412 |  28,574 |  29,207 |  29,485 |  30,118 |  30,673 |  30,611 |  30,035
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,847 |   1,821 |   1,964 |   2,254 |   2,661 |   2,837 |   2,729 |   2,456
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     541 |     502 |     583 |     666 |     793 |     707 |     757 |     682
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  11,556 |  12,056 |  12,442 |  12,138 |  12,229 |  12,445 |  12,293 |  12,299
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  11,752 |  11,600 |  11,754 |  11,835 |  11,696 |  11,848 |  12,129 |  11,927
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,716 |   2,595 |   2,464 |   2,592 |   2,739 |   2,836 |   2,703 |   2,671
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EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES:   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  10,435 |  10,199 |  10,027 |  10,262 |  10,395 |  11,011 |  11,385 |  11,507
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     727 |     762 |     748 |     797 |     896 |     894 |     907 |     865
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     174 |     153 |     112 |      84 |      93 |     120 |     153 |     140
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,647 |   3,880 |   4,156 |   4,198 |   4,399 |   4,627 |   4,729 |   4,871
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,475 |   2,523 |   2,435 |   2,390 |   2,345 |   2,455 |   2,536 |   2,484
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,412 |   2,881 |   2,576 |   2,793 |   2,662 |   2,915 |   3,060 |   3,147
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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  13,044 |  13,513 |  13,683 |  13,867 |  14,258 |  14,681 |  14,533 |  14,204
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     860 |     941 |   1,002 |   1,126 |   1,365 |   1,416 |   1,363 |   1,201
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     157 |     202 |     211 |     181 |     207 |     220 |     258 |     257
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,111 |   1,226 |   1,304 |   1,335 |   1,356 |   1,410 |   1,436 |   1,554
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   7,461 |   7,594 |   7,829 |   7,871 |   7,766 |   7,739 |   7,586 |   7,598
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,455 |   3,550 |   3,337 |   3,354 |   3,564 |   3,896 |   3,890 |   3,594
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COMPUTER SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  15,336 |  15,133 |  15,606 |  16,689 |  16,516 |  17,462 |  17,355 |  16,691
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     780 |     803 |     843 |     955 |     901 |     884 |     808 |     909
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     106 |     113 |     133 |     148 |     135 |     148 |     229 |     281
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,817 |   3,032 |   3,324 |   3,334 |   3,565 |   3,682 |   3,802 |   3,928
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,384 |   3,416 |   3,471 |   3,685 |   3,503 |   3,538 |   3,589 |   3,413
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   8,249 |   7,769 |   7,835 |   8,567 |   8,412 |   9,210 |   8,927 |   8,160
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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   9,094 |   9,122 |   9,070 |   9,100 |   9,289 |   9,452 |   9,500 |   9,588
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     492 |     467 |     534 |     547 |     491 |     505 |     522 |     520
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     150 |     155 |     125 |     113 |     130 |     130 |     169 |     132
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   4,603 |   4,552 |   4,730 |   4,755 |   5,002 |   5,174 |   5,257 |   5,420
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     736 |     835 |     763 |     793 |     782 |     791 |     889 |     885
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,113 |   3,113 |   2,918 |   2,892 |   2,884 |   2,852 |   2,663 |   2,631
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:                    |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  38,235 |  39,209 |  40,348 |  40,945 |  42,700 |  44,398 |  46,523 |  47,949
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   4,238 |   4,172 |   4,474 |   4,674 |   4,688 |   5,059 |   5,240 |   5,583
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   4,406 |   4,607 |   4,684 |   4,871 |   5,094 |   4,830 |   4,918 |   5,240
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  12,944 |  14,125 |  15,189 |  15,764 |  16,846 |  17,632 |  18,859 |  19,390
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   8,704 |   8,597 |   8,868 |   8,702 |   8,797 |   8,948 |   9,193 |   9,288
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   7,943 |   7,708 |   7,133 |   6,934 |   7,275 |   7,929 |   8,313 |   8,448
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PSYCHOLOGY:                             |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  27,256 |  28,118 |  29,348 |  30,646 |  32,285 |  34,306 |  34,914 |  35,025
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,431 |   1,522 |   1,469 |   1,641 |   1,691 |   1,892 |   1,965 |   1,890
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   1,240 |   1,220 |   1,178 |   1,129 |   1,194 |   1,174 |   1,107 |   1,057
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,227 |   3,715 |   3,846 |   4,057 |   4,250 |   4,323 |   4,559 |   4,631
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   5,367 |   5,402 |   5,666 |   5,730 |   5,750 |   5,783 |   6,267 |   6,123
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  15,991 |  16,259 |  17,189 |  18,089 |  19,400 |  21,134 |  21,016 |  21,324
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SOCIAL SCIENCES:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  43,491 |  43,815 |  45,290 |  48,514 |  50,650 |  54,280 |  55,715 |  56,316
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   5,375 |   5,955 |   6,003 |   6,338 |   6,524 |   7,176 |   7,481 |   7,499
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   1,515 |   1,627 |   1,723 |   1,855 |   1,705 |   1,714 |   1,635 |   1,647
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   5,497 |   5,669 |   6,245 |   6,483 |   6,822 |   7,287 |   7,369 |   7,451
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   9,573 |   9,729 |  10,076 |  10,604 |  10,843 |  11,182 |  11,474 |  11,678
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  21,531 |  20,835 |  21,243 |  23,234 |  24,756 |  26,921 |  27,756 |  28,041
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ENGINEERING, TOTAL:                     |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  61,931 |  63,006 |  64,381 |  65,986 |  71,048 |  74,433 |  73,814 |  71,647
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   4,605 |   4,443 |   4,731 |   5,205 |   5,769 |   6,124 |   6,237 |   6,066
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     913 |     940 |     990 |   1,017 |   1,115 |   1,009 |   1,062 |     954
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  22,170 |  23,449 |  24,593 |  25,299 |  26,781 |  27,540 |  27,931 |  27,927
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  11,119 |  11,177 |  11,147 |  10,996 |  11,264 |  10,947 |  11,183 |  10,869
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  23,124 |  22,997 |  22,920 |  23,469 |  26,119 |  28,813 |  27,401 |  25,831
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   5,674 |   5,359 |   5,282 |   5,443 |   5,788 |   5,946 |   6,021 |   6,090
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     805 |     709 |     656 |     744 |     691 |     738 |     719 |     705
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     124 |     105 |     145 |     148 |     173 |     153 |     123 |      98
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,745 |   2,814 |   2,813 |   2,839 |   2,987 |   3,012 |   3,120 |   3,258
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     994 |     954 |     903 |     941 |   1,006 |   1,021 |   1,018 |     978
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   1,006 |     777 |     765 |     771 |     931 |   1,022 |   1,041 |   1,051
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CIVIL ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   9,628 |   9,946 |   9,964 |  10,128 |  11,328 |  12,454 |  12,458 |  12,654
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     466 |     553 |     624 |     620 |     677 |     802 |     904 |     870
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     208 |     196 |     202 |     211 |     214 |     219 |     210 |     206
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,900 |   3,072 |   3,042 |   3,115 |   3,565 |   3,936 |   4,048 |   4,218
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,746 |   1,739 |   1,707 |   1,652 |   1,667 |   1,648 |   1,818 |   1,927
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   4,308 |   4,386 |   4,389 |   4,530 |   5,205 |   5,849 |   5,478 |   5,433
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  17,101 |  17,706 |  18,466 |  18,675 |  19,904 |  20,996 |  20,400 |  19,547
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,069 |   1,058 |   1,222 |   1,262 |   1,424 |   1,502 |   1,475 |   1,492
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     135 |     158 |     162 |     157 |     187 |     162 |     191 |     170
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   5,132 |   5,735 |   6,141 |   6,224 |   6,556 |   6,867 |   6,925 |   6,867
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,366 |   3,399 |   3,503 |   3,459 |   3,487 |   3,451 |   3,450 |   3,230
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   7,399 |   7,356 |   7,438 |   7,573 |   8,250 |   9,014 |   8,359 |   7,788
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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   4,155 |   4,294 |   4,664 |   4,779 |   5,607 |   6,088 |   5,905 |   5,796
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     194 |     176 |     211 |     250 |     260 |     269 |     281 |     269
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      48 |      44 |      43 |      36 |      32 |      27 |      48 |      32
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     923 |   1,030 |   1,141 |   1,130 |   1,249 |   1,235 |   1,271 |   1,297
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     798 |     753 |     818 |     854 |     893 |     891 |     935 |     928
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,192 |   2,291 |   2,451 |   2,509 |   3,173 |   3,666 |   3,370 |   3,270
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  10,230 |  10,416 |  10,492 |  10,867 |  11,687 |  12,383 |  12,395 |  11,796
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     630 |     553 |     571 |     715 |     868 |     909 |     926 |     947
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     150 |     179 |     187 |     183 |     179 |     168 |     211 |     181
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,947 |   4,069 |   4,248 |   4,306 |   4,630 |   4,731 |   4,787 |   4,600
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,242 |   2,286 |   2,252 |   2,256 |   2,205 |   2,185 |   2,255 |   2,114
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,261 |   3,329 |   3,234 |   3,407 |   3,805 |   4,390 |   4,216 |   3,954
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OTHER ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  15,143 |  15,285 |  15,513 |  16,094 |  16,734 |  16,566 |  16,635 |  15,764
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,441 |   1,394 |   1,447 |   1,614 |   1,849 |   1,904 |   1,932 |   1,783
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     248 |     258 |     251 |     282 |     330 |     280 |     279 |     267
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   6,523 |   6,729 |   7,208 |   7,685 |   7,794 |   7,759 |   7,780 |   7,687
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,973 |   2,046 |   1,964 |   1,834 |   2,006 |   1,751 |   1,707 |   1,692
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   4,958 |   4,858 |   4,643 |   4,679 |   4,755 |   4,872 |   4,937 |   4,335
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  23,861 |  24,530 |  25,809 |  27,416 |  29,847 |  32,077 |  35,634 |  39,007
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,610 |   1,475 |   1,710 |   1,735 |   1,715 |   1,883 |   2,007 |   2,128
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   4,894 |   4,878 |   4,788 |   5,148 |   4,951 |   5,324 |   5,138 |   5,370
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,644 |   2,892 |   3,237 |   3,395 |   3,949 |   3,942 |   3,953 |   4,336
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,288 |   2,198 |   2,307 |   2,367 |   2,483 |   2,499 |   2,517 |   2,795
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  12,425 |  13,087 |  13,767 |  14,771 |  16,749 |  18,429 |  22,019 |  24,378
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1/  THESE FIGURES INCLUDE ESTIMATED DATA FOR MASTER'S-GRANTING
    INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WERE SURVEYED ON A SAMPLE BASIS FROM 1984 THROUGH
    1987.  SEE "TECHNICAL NOTES" FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING