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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 13: Postdoctoral Appointees and Other Nonfaculty Research Staff


    TABLE C-23.  SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEES
  SUPPORTED BY FEDERAL SOURCES IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD:
                                   1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|  17,604 |  18,179 |  19,488 |  20,345 |  21,408 |  22,666 |  23,668 |  24,609
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  13,938 |  14,322 |  15,258 |  15,782 |  16,815 |  17,595 |  18,108 |  18,806
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  12,955 |  13,229 |  14,052 |  14,534 |  15,324 |  15,968 |  16,450 |  16,990
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   3,947 |   4,023 |   4,288 |   4,436 |   4,492 |   4,595 |   4,472 |   4,556
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     111 |     124 |     160 |     161 |     191 |     178 |     187 |     211
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   2,491 |   2,584 |   2,694 |   2,818 |   2,767 |   2,750 |   2,744 |   2,788
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,312 |   1,286 |   1,411 |   1,433 |   1,518 |   1,634 |   1,509 |   1,523
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      33 |      29 |      23 |      24 |      16 |      33 |      32 |      34
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     321 |     392 |     379 |     473 |     483 |     534 |     610 |     661
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      58 |      67 |      55 |      51 |      48 |      59 |      76 |      82
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     170 |     198 |     216 |     258 |     265 |     298 |     324 |     334
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      68 |     104 |      94 |     147 |     144 |     153 |     167 |     202
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      25 |      23 |      14 |      17 |      26 |      24 |      43 |      43
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     129 |     188 |     141 |     158 |     143 |     143 |     166 |     180
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|      77 |      59 |      62 |      57 |      87 |     108 |     125 |     141
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     246 |     250 |     298 |     284 |     366 |     420 |     438 |     474
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   7,732 |   7,827 |   8,338 |   8,592 |   9,218 |   9,602 |  10,053 |  10,387
   ANATOMY ...............................|     259 |     297 |     360 |     379 |     416 |     407 |     389 |     423
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,620 |   1,556 |   1,647 |   1,634 |   1,612 |   1,679 |   1,836 |   1,889
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     946 |     961 |   1,009 |   1,032 |   1,139 |   1,077 |   1,143 |   1,201
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      50 |      50 |      71 |      70 |      75 |      85 |      88 |     110
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     102 |      89 |      96 |      79 |     105 |     129 |     130 |     131
   BOTANY ................................|     262 |     282 |     279 |     297 |     363 |     384 |     406 |     453
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     637 |     642 |     677 |     878 |     884 |     869 |     983 |   1,003
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      35 |      30 |      45 |      38 |      37 |      47 |      55 |      59
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     110 |     108 |     157 |     136 |     164 |     168 |     165 |     131
   GENETICS ..............................|     341 |     317 |     339 |     392 |     408 |     436 |     438 |     412
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     953 |     990 |   1,083 |   1,058 |   1,252 |   1,271 |   1,341 |   1,383
   NUTRITION .............................|     124 |      87 |      58 |      59 |      86 |     111 |     123 |     110
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     486 |     557 |     599 |     633 |     686 |     717 |     718 |     769
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     695 |     758 |     799 |     841 |     911 |   1,031 |   1,025 |   1,082
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     808 |     810 |     815 |     791 |     796 |     865 |     865 |     838
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     160 |     129 |     147 |     112 |     129 |     125 |     111 |     120
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     144 |     164 |     157 |     163 |     155 |     201 |     237 |     273
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     346 |     365 |     380 |     350 |     363 |     385 |     392 |     400
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|     157 |     125 |     166 |     184 |     172 |     181 |     194 |     191
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      22 |      13 |      16 |      28 |      30 |      38 |      31 |      37
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      16 |      13 |      22 |      16 |      20 |      25 |      25 |      21
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|       9 |       4 |      10 |      12 |       1 |       5 |      19 |      23
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      13 |      16 |      19 |      15 |       9 |      13 |      11 |      11
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|       7 |       7 |       7 |      10 |       8 |      12 |      19 |       9
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|      12 |       9 |      26 |      24 |      27 |      17 |      13 |      12
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      57 |      39 |      41 |      55 |      52 |      47 |      48 |      40
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       1 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|      20 |      24 |      25 |      24 |      25 |      24 |      28 |      38
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     983 |   1,093 |   1,206 |   1,248 |   1,491 |   1,627 |   1,658 |   1,816
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      38 |      43 |      35 |      54 |      55 |      65 |      91 |      85
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      16 |      18 |      21 |      16 |      20 |      22 |      18 |      32
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      42 |      40 |      51 |      50 |      49 |      58 |      51 |      89
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     172 |     215 |     270 |     294 |     313 |     331 |     346 |     347
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     116 |     132 |     102 |     107 |     131 |     134 |     117 |     123
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     126 |     131 |     151 |     161 |     225 |     234 |     264 |     302
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      34 |      33 |      62 |      60 |      93 |      68 |      73 |      83
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|      19 |      24 |      17 |       4 |      10 |      25 |      42 |      36
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     147 |     154 |     201 |     157 |     232 |     245 |     236 |     281
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     215 |     237 |     219 |     241 |     270 |     286 |     257 |     295
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      16 |      14 |      24 |      21 |      22 |      28 |      29 |      18
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|      42 |      52 |      53 |      83 |      71 |     131 |     134 |     125
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   3,666 |   3,857 |   4,230 |   4,563 |   4,593 |   5,071 |   5,560 |   5,803
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   2,730 |   2,809 |   3,189 |   3,513 |   3,543 |   3,953 |   4,219 |   4,428
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      48 |      69 |      33 |      33 |      33 |      39 |      69 |      94
 NURSING .................................|      44 |      15 |      22 |      21 |      26 |      18 |      25 |      30
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     314 |     367 |     401 |     347 |     312 |     302 |     353 |     364
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     118 |     101 |     136 |     156 |     152 |     158 |     174 |     171
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|      23 |      21 |      23 |      25 |      37 |      43 |      46 |      39
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      74 |      93 |      64 |      67 |      71 |      77 |      78 |      70
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     315 |     382 |     362 |     401 |     419 |     481 |     596 |     607
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KEY:      N.E.C. = NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING