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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 4: by Mechanism of Support


 TABLE C-15.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
    FIELDS IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD AND TYPE OF MAJOR
                               SUPPORT: 1987-94

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    FIELD AND TYPE OF MAJOR SUPPORT     |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS:             |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 253,547 | 258,912 | 265,929 | 274,546 | 286,965 | 300,865 | 306,890 | 307,964
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  21,458 |  21,850 |  22,951 |  24,734 |  26,186 |  28,064 |  28,670 |  28,595
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|  13,532 |  13,917 |  14,131 |  14,792 |  14,798 |  14,802 |  14,804 |  15,014
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  68,948 |  73,251 |  77,574 |  79,041 |  83,322 |  86,140 |  88,094 |  89,391
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  60,604 |  60,923 |  62,114 |  62,631 |  62,796 |  63,422 |  65,142 |  64,804
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  89,005 |  88,971 |  89,159 |  93,348 |  99,863 | 108,437 | 110,180 | 110,160
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 232,330 | 236,759 | 242,604 | 249,796 | 260,480 | 272,395 | 275,689 | 274,333
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  19,884 |  20,409 |  21,287 |  23,049 |  24,514 |  26,230 |  26,712 |  26,520
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   9,032 |   9,356 |   9,608 |   9,937 |  10,264 |   9,842 |  10,053 |  10,155
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  66,433 |  70,528 |  74,482 |  75,823 |  79,560 |  82,387 |  84,356 |  85,317
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  58,433 |  58,793 |  59,903 |  60,383 |  60,434 |  61,050 |  62,784 |  62,155
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  78,548 |  77,673 |  77,324 |  80,604 |  85,708 |  92,886 |  91,784 |  90,186
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SCIENCES, TOTAL:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................| 172,263 | 175,634 | 180,099 | 185,839 | 191,473 | 200,372 | 204,158 | 204,874
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|  15,354 |  16,028 |  16,641 |  17,949 |  18,854 |  20,261 |  20,666 |  20,623
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   8,130 |   8,425 |   8,623 |   8,927 |   9,174 |   8,855 |   9,025 |   9,221
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  44,461 |  47,289 |  50,110 |  50,697 |  53,040 |  55,104 |  56,673 |  57,750
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  47,524 |  47,887 |  49,035 |  49,700 |  49,488 |  50,465 |  51,867 |  51,561
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  56,794 |  56,005 |  55,690 |  58,566 |  60,917 |  65,687 |  65,927 |  65,719
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PHYSICAL SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  27,720 |  27,867 |  28,461 |  28,815 |  29,406 |  30,033 |  29,905 |  29,302
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,813 |   1,782 |   1,922 |   2,230 |   2,623 |   2,797 |   2,675 |   2,416
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     531 |     492 |     580 |     658 |     784 |     694 |     742 |     665
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  11,471 |  11,980 |  12,335 |  12,016 |  12,088 |  12,322 |  12,156 |  12,137
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  11,422 |  11,273 |  11,453 |  11,577 |  11,410 |  11,619 |  11,909 |  11,675
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,483 |   2,340 |   2,171 |   2,334 |   2,501 |   2,601 |   2,423 |   2,409
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EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES:   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   9,989 |   9,753 |   9,631 |   9,854 |   9,922 |  10,477 |  10,784 |  10,890
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     715 |     750 |     745 |     789 |     885 |     888 |     898 |     864
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     165 |     152 |     111 |      84 |      93 |     120 |     153 |     138
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,605 |   3,824 |   4,071 |   4,104 |   4,274 |   4,493 |   4,604 |   4,714
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,372 |   2,422 |   2,347 |   2,294 |   2,255 |   2,339 |   2,419 |   2,389
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,132 |   2,605 |   2,357 |   2,583 |   2,415 |   2,637 |   2,710 |   2,785
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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  12,352 |  12,827 |  13,034 |  13,220 |  13,576 |  13,962 |  13,783 |  13,422
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     852 |     923 |     987 |   1,123 |   1,350 |   1,394 |   1,349 |   1,188
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     149 |     191 |     210 |     181 |     207 |     220 |     258 |     257
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,076 |   1,184 |   1,250 |   1,267 |   1,293 |   1,330 |   1,349 |   1,480
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   7,205 |   7,344 |   7,548 |   7,586 |   7,480 |   7,437 |   7,283 |   7,257
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,070 |   3,185 |   3,039 |   3,063 |   3,246 |   3,581 |   3,544 |   3,240
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COMPUTER SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  13,636 |  13,648 |  14,119 |  14,784 |  14,752 |  15,614 |  15,702 |  15,297
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     761 |     767 |     795 |     903 |     864 |     838 |     799 |     889
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      80 |     101 |     125 |     143 |     129 |     141 |     205 |     231
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,767 |   2,955 |   3,237 |   3,193 |   3,430 |   3,551 |   3,639 |   3,758
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,252 |   3,289 |   3,345 |   3,497 |   3,355 |   3,390 |   3,453 |   3,309
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   6,776 |   6,536 |   6,617 |   7,048 |   6,974 |   7,694 |   7,606 |   7,110
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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   8,730 |   8,731 |   8,690 |   8,713 |   8,850 |   9,086 |   9,059 |   9,139
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     462 |     420 |     492 |     486 |     439 |     455 |     485 |     511
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     150 |     155 |     122 |     111 |     105 |     110 |     151 |     116
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   4,566 |   4,505 |   4,679 |   4,674 |   4,935 |   5,122 |   5,201 |   5,359
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     708 |     801 |     730 |     743 |     749 |     774 |     869 |     871
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,844 |   2,850 |   2,667 |   2,699 |   2,622 |   2,625 |   2,353 |   2,282
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:                    |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  36,756 |  37,773 |  38,877 |  39,501 |  41,206 |  42,772 |  44,627 |  46,066
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   4,196 |   4,130 |   4,397 |   4,601 |   4,607 |   4,983 |   5,170 |   5,518
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   4,390 |   4,590 |   4,665 |   4,851 |   5,077 |   4,806 |   4,876 |   5,211
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  12,759 |  13,930 |  14,997 |  15,572 |  16,634 |  17,395 |  18,585 |  19,095
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   8,240 |   8,180 |   8,467 |   8,288 |   8,328 |   8,484 |   8,714 |   8,826
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   7,171 |   6,943 |   6,351 |   6,189 |   6,560 |   7,104 |   7,282 |   7,416
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PSYCHOLOGY:                             |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  22,897 |  23,839 |  24,728 |  25,458 |  26,468 |  27,773 |  28,246 |  28,162
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,351 |   1,453 |   1,398 |   1,587 |   1,639 |   1,836 |   1,916 |   1,849
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   1,194 |   1,147 |   1,112 |   1,065 |   1,110 |   1,106 |   1,047 |     994
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,971 |   3,454 |   3,568 |   3,706 |   3,877 |   3,898 |   4,141 |   4,159
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   4,990 |   5,041 |   5,254 |   5,324 |   5,294 |   5,422 |   5,898 |   5,729
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  12,391 |  12,744 |  13,396 |  13,776 |  14,548 |  15,511 |  15,244 |  15,431
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SOCIAL SCIENCES:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  40,183 |  41,196 |  42,559 |  45,494 |  47,293 |  50,655 |  52,052 |  52,596
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   5,204 |   5,803 |   5,905 |   6,230 |   6,447 |   7,070 |   7,374 |   7,388
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   1,471 |   1,597 |   1,698 |   1,834 |   1,669 |   1,658 |   1,593 |   1,609
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   5,246 |   5,457 |   5,973 |   6,165 |   6,509 |   6,993 |   6,998 |   7,048
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   9,335 |   9,537 |   9,891 |  10,391 |  10,617 |  11,000 |  11,322 |  11,505
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  18,927 |  18,802 |  19,092 |  20,874 |  22,051 |  23,934 |  24,765 |  25,046
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ENGINEERING, TOTAL:                     |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  60,067 |  61,125 |  62,505 |  63,957 |  69,007 |  72,023 |  71,531 |  69,459
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   4,530 |   4,381 |   4,646 |   5,100 |   5,660 |   5,969 |   6,046 |   5,897
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     902 |     931 |     985 |   1,010 |   1,090 |     987 |   1,028 |     934
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  21,972 |  23,239 |  24,372 |  25,126 |  26,520 |  27,283 |  27,683 |  27,567
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|  10,909 |  10,906 |  10,868 |  10,683 |  10,946 |  10,585 |  10,917 |  10,594
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  21,754 |  21,668 |  21,634 |  22,038 |  24,791 |  27,199 |  25,857 |  24,467
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   5,590 |   5,291 |   5,248 |   5,405 |   5,733 |   5,873 |   5,950 |   6,012
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     798 |     703 |     646 |     730 |     672 |     710 |     702 |     679
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     122 |     104 |     145 |     147 |     173 |     153 |     123 |      98
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,735 |   2,803 |   2,810 |   2,838 |   2,974 |   3,003 |   3,104 |   3,244
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     988 |     949 |     896 |     932 |     993 |   1,002 |   1,014 |     966
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     947 |     732 |     751 |     758 |     921 |   1,005 |   1,007 |   1,025
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CIVIL ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   9,341 |   9,617 |   9,671 |   9,872 |  10,988 |  11,985 |  11,952 |  12,168
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     456 |     545 |     616 |     606 |     674 |     786 |     876 |     842
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     208 |     194 |     200 |     211 |     209 |     213 |     205 |     202
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,877 |   3,047 |   3,023 |   3,087 |   3,538 |   3,911 |   4,005 |   4,151
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,721 |   1,705 |   1,680 |   1,609 |   1,617 |   1,596 |   1,779 |   1,885
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   4,079 |   4,126 |   4,152 |   4,359 |   4,950 |   5,479 |   5,087 |   5,088
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  16,489 |  17,048 |  17,727 |  17,918 |  19,172 |  20,169 |  19,653 |  18,824
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,059 |   1,033 |   1,194 |   1,239 |   1,386 |   1,466 |   1,425 |   1,445
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     134 |     156 |     159 |     157 |     182 |     159 |     169 |     157
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   5,047 |   5,650 |   6,063 |   6,189 |   6,442 |   6,755 |   6,856 |   6,741
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,298 |   3,302 |   3,394 |   3,320 |   3,359 |   3,320 |   3,319 |   3,122
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   6,951 |   6,907 |   6,917 |   7,013 |   7,803 |   8,469 |   7,884 |   7,359
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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   4,022 |   4,150 |   4,472 |   4,491 |   5,406 |   5,832 |   5,675 |   5,561
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     194 |     174 |     207 |     241 |     258 |     257 |     272 |     269
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      48 |      44 |      43 |      36 |      31 |      27 |      47 |      32
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     899 |   1,009 |   1,102 |   1,114 |   1,222 |   1,202 |   1,236 |   1,248
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     781 |     741 |     806 |     831 |     873 |     865 |     923 |     903
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,100 |   2,182 |   2,314 |   2,269 |   3,022 |   3,481 |   3,197 |   3,109
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  10,002 |  10,163 |  10,243 |  10,567 |  11,396 |  12,020 |  12,102 |  11,545
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     628 |     545 |     566 |     703 |     850 |     874 |     895 |     921
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     146 |     176 |     187 |     177 |     173 |     162 |     210 |     181
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   3,923 |   4,032 |   4,222 |   4,276 |   4,601 |   4,701 |   4,726 |   4,528
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,203 |   2,225 |   2,198 |   2,189 |   2,149 |   2,132 |   2,217 |   2,064
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,102 |   3,185 |   3,070 |   3,222 |   3,623 |   4,151 |   4,054 |   3,851
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OTHER ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  14,623 |  14,856 |  15,144 |  15,704 |  16,312 |  16,144 |  16,199 |  15,349
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,395 |   1,381 |   1,417 |   1,581 |   1,820 |   1,876 |   1,876 |   1,741
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     244 |     257 |     251 |     282 |     322 |     273 |     274 |     264
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   6,491 |   6,698 |   7,152 |   7,622 |   7,743 |   7,711 |   7,756 |   7,655
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,918 |   1,984 |   1,894 |   1,802 |   1,955 |   1,670 |   1,665 |   1,654
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   4,575 |   4,536 |   4,430 |   4,417 |   4,472 |   4,614 |   4,628 |   4,035
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  21,217 |  22,153 |  23,325 |  24,750 |  26,485 |  28,470 |  31,201 |  33,631
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|   1,574 |   1,441 |   1,664 |   1,685 |   1,672 |   1,834 |   1,958 |   2,075
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|   4,500 |   4,561 |   4,523 |   4,855 |   4,534 |   4,960 |   4,751 |   4,859
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,515 |   2,723 |   3,092 |   3,218 |   3,762 |   3,753 |   3,738 |   4,074
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,171 |   2,130 |   2,211 |   2,248 |   2,362 |   2,372 |   2,358 |   2,649
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  10,457 |  11,298 |  11,835 |  12,744 |  14,155 |  15,551 |  18,396 |  19,974
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SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING