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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 4: by Mechanism of Support


 TABLE D-30.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
FIELDS IN MASTER'S-GRANTING 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 .....................|  17,548 |  16,307 |  16,840 |  18,364 |  20,141 |  21,908 |  23,094 |  24,005
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     507 |     511 |     527 |     538 |     515 |     606 |     589 |     522
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     564 |     480 |     396 |     420 |     619 |     574 |     622 |     746
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,268 |   1,345 |   1,492 |   1,717 |   1,877 |   1,922 |   2,094 |   2,416
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,255 |   2,148 |   2,202 |   2,342 |   2,433 |   2,308 |   2,221 |   2,256
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  12,954 |  11,823 |  12,223 |  13,347 |  14,697 |  16,498 |  17,568 |  18,065
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:         |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  14,904 |  13,930 |  14,356 |  15,698 |  16,779 |  18,301 |  18,661 |  18,629
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     471 |     477 |     481 |     488 |     472 |     557 |     540 |     469
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     170 |     163 |     131 |     127 |     202 |     210 |     235 |     235
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,139 |   1,176 |   1,347 |   1,540 |   1,690 |   1,733 |   1,879 |   2,154
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   2,138 |   2,080 |   2,106 |   2,223 |   2,312 |   2,181 |   2,062 |   2,110
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|  10,986 |  10,034 |  10,291 |  11,320 |  12,103 |  13,620 |  13,945 |  13,661
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SCIENCES, TOTAL:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|  13,040 |  12,049 |  12,480 |  13,669 |  14,738 |  15,891 |  16,378 |  16,441
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     396 |     415 |     396 |     383 |     363 |     402 |     349 |     300
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     159 |     154 |     126 |     120 |     177 |     188 |     201 |     215
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     941 |     966 |   1,126 |   1,367 |   1,429 |   1,476 |   1,631 |   1,794
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|   1,928 |   1,809 |   1,827 |   1,910 |   1,994 |   1,819 |   1,796 |   1,835
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   9,616 |   8,705 |   9,005 |   9,889 |  10,775 |  12,006 |  12,401 |  12,297
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PHYSICAL SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     692 |     707 |     746 |     670 |     712 |     640 |     706 |     733
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      34 |      39 |      42 |      24 |      38 |      40 |      54 |      40
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      10 |      10 |       3 |       8 |       9 |      13 |      15 |      17
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      85 |      76 |     107 |     122 |     141 |     123 |     137 |     162
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     330 |     327 |     301 |     258 |     286 |     229 |     220 |     252
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     233 |     255 |     293 |     258 |     238 |     235 |     280 |     262
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EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES:   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     446 |     446 |     396 |     408 |     473 |     534 |     601 |     617
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      12 |      12 |       3 |       8 |      11 |       6 |       9 |       1
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       9 |       1 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       2
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      42 |      56 |      85 |      94 |     125 |     134 |     125 |     157
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     103 |     101 |      88 |      96 |      90 |     116 |     117 |      95
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     280 |     276 |     219 |     210 |     247 |     278 |     350 |     362
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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     692 |     686 |     649 |     647 |     682 |     719 |     750 |     782
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|       8 |      18 |      15 |       3 |      15 |      22 |      14 |      13
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       8 |      11 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      35 |      42 |      54 |      68 |      63 |      80 |      87 |      74
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     256 |     250 |     281 |     285 |     286 |     302 |     303 |     341
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     385 |     365 |     298 |     291 |     318 |     315 |     346 |     354
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COMPUTER SCIENCES:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   1,700 |   1,485 |   1,487 |   1,905 |   1,764 |   1,848 |   1,653 |   1,394
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      19 |      36 |      48 |      52 |      37 |      46 |       9 |      20
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      26 |      12 |       8 |       5 |       6 |       7 |      24 |      50
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      50 |      77 |      87 |     141 |     135 |     131 |     163 |     170
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     132 |     127 |     126 |     188 |     148 |     148 |     136 |     104
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   1,473 |   1,233 |   1,218 |   1,519 |   1,438 |   1,516 |   1,321 |   1,050
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AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES:                  |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     364 |     391 |     380 |     387 |     439 |     366 |     441 |     449
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      30 |      47 |      42 |      61 |      52 |      50 |      37 |       9
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       0 |       0 |       3 |       2 |      25 |      20 |      18 |      16
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      37 |      47 |      51 |      81 |      67 |      52 |      56 |      61
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      28 |      34 |      33 |      50 |      33 |      17 |      20 |      14
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     269 |     263 |     251 |     193 |     262 |     227 |     310 |     349
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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES:                    |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   1,479 |   1,436 |   1,471 |   1,444 |   1,494 |   1,626 |   1,896 |   1,883
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      42 |      42 |      77 |      73 |      81 |      76 |      70 |      65
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      16 |      17 |      19 |      20 |      17 |      24 |      42 |      29
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     185 |     195 |     192 |     192 |     212 |     237 |     274 |     295
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     464 |     417 |     401 |     414 |     469 |     464 |     479 |     462
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     772 |     765 |     782 |     745 |     715 |     825 |   1,031 |   1,032
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PSYCHOLOGY:                             |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   4,359 |   4,279 |   4,620 |   5,188 |   5,817 |   6,533 |   6,668 |   6,863
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      80 |      69 |      71 |      54 |      52 |      56 |      49 |      41
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      46 |      73 |      66 |      64 |      84 |      68 |      60 |      63
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     256 |     261 |     278 |     351 |     373 |     425 |     418 |     472
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     377 |     361 |     412 |     406 |     456 |     361 |     369 |     394
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   3,600 |   3,515 |   3,793 |   4,313 |   4,852 |   5,623 |   5,772 |   5,893
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SOCIAL SCIENCES:                        |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   3,308 |   2,619 |   2,731 |   3,020 |   3,357 |   3,625 |   3,663 |   3,720
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|     171 |     152 |      98 |     108 |      77 |     106 |     107 |     111
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      44 |      30 |      25 |      21 |      36 |      56 |      42 |      38
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     251 |     212 |     272 |     318 |     313 |     294 |     371 |     403
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     238 |     192 |     185 |     213 |     226 |     182 |     152 |     173
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   2,604 |   2,033 |   2,151 |   2,360 |   2,705 |   2,987 |   2,991 |   2,995
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ENGINEERING, TOTAL:                     |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   1,864 |   1,881 |   1,876 |   2,029 |   2,041 |   2,410 |   2,283 |   2,188
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      75 |      62 |      85 |     105 |     109 |     155 |     191 |     169
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|      11 |       9 |       5 |       7 |      25 |      22 |      34 |      20
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     198 |     210 |     221 |     173 |     261 |     257 |     248 |     360
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     210 |     271 |     279 |     313 |     318 |     362 |     266 |     275
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   1,370 |   1,329 |   1,286 |   1,431 |   1,328 |   1,614 |   1,544 |   1,364
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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|      84 |      68 |      34 |      38 |      55 |      73 |      71 |      78
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|       7 |       6 |      10 |      14 |      19 |      28 |      17 |      26
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       2 |       1 |       0 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      10 |      11 |       3 |       1 |      13 |       9 |      16 |      14
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|       6 |       5 |       7 |       9 |      13 |      19 |       4 |      12
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|      59 |      45 |      14 |      13 |      10 |      17 |      34 |      26
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CIVIL ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     287 |     329 |     293 |     256 |     340 |     469 |     506 |     486
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      10 |       8 |       8 |      14 |       3 |      16 |      28 |      28
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       0 |       2 |       2 |       0 |       5 |       6 |       5 |       4
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      23 |      25 |      19 |      28 |      27 |      25 |      43 |      67
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      25 |      34 |      27 |      43 |      50 |      52 |      39 |      42
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     229 |     260 |     237 |     171 |     255 |     370 |     391 |     345
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     612 |     658 |     739 |     757 |     732 |     827 |     747 |     723
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      10 |      25 |      28 |      23 |      38 |      36 |      50 |      47
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       1 |       2 |       3 |       0 |       5 |       3 |      22 |      13
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      85 |      85 |      78 |      35 |     114 |     112 |      69 |     126
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      68 |      97 |     109 |     139 |     128 |     131 |     131 |     108
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     448 |     449 |     521 |     560 |     447 |     545 |     475 |     429
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INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     133 |     144 |     192 |     288 |     201 |     256 |     230 |     235
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|       0 |       2 |       4 |       9 |       2 |      12 |       9 |       0
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       0 |       1 |       0
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      24 |      21 |      39 |      16 |      27 |      33 |      35 |      49
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      17 |      12 |      12 |      23 |      20 |      26 |      12 |      25
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|      92 |     109 |     137 |     240 |     151 |     185 |     173 |     161
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:                 |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     228 |     253 |     249 |     300 |     291 |     363 |     293 |     251
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|       2 |       8 |       5 |      12 |      18 |      35 |      31 |      26
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       4 |       3 |       0 |       6 |       6 |       6 |       1 |       0
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      24 |      37 |      26 |      30 |      29 |      30 |      61 |      72
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      39 |      61 |      54 |      67 |      56 |      53 |      38 |      50
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     159 |     144 |     164 |     185 |     182 |     239 |     162 |     103
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OTHER ENGINEERING:                      |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|     520 |     429 |     369 |     390 |     422 |     422 |     436 |     415
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      46 |      13 |      30 |      33 |      29 |      28 |      56 |      42
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|       4 |       1 |       0 |       0 |       8 |       7 |       5 |       3
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      32 |      31 |      56 |      63 |      51 |      48 |      24 |      32
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|      55 |      62 |      70 |      32 |      51 |      81 |      42 |      38
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|     383 |     322 |     213 |     262 |     283 |     258 |     309 |     300
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS:                   |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  TOTAL, ALL TYPES .....................|   2,644 |   2,377 |   2,484 |   2,666 |   3,362 |   3,607 |   4,433 |   5,376
    FELLOWSHIPS ........................|      36 |      34 |      46 |      50 |      43 |      49 |      49 |      53
    TRAINEESHIPS .......................|     394 |     317 |     265 |     293 |     417 |     364 |     387 |     511
    RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     129 |     169 |     145 |     177 |     187 |     189 |     215 |     262
    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS ............|     117 |      68 |      96 |     119 |     121 |     127 |     159 |     146
    OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT .............|   1,968 |   1,789 |   1,932 |   2,027 |   2,594 |   2,878 |   3,623 |   4,404
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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