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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 13: Postdoctoral Appointees and Other Nonfaculty Research Staff


  TABLE C-25.  SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEES WITH
    U.S. CITIZENSHIP 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 .............|  14,096 |  14,392 |  14,826 |  15,090 |  15,097 |  15,758 |  16,694 |  17,853
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  10,299 |  10,423 |  10,654 |  10,651 |  10,775 |  11,154 |  11,612 |  12,465
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   9,804 |   9,838 |  10,003 |  10,043 |  10,130 |  10,393 |  10,771 |  11,461
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   2,169 |   2,252 |   2,260 |   2,199 |   2,187 |   2,234 |   2,205 |   2,372
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      75 |      90 |     109 |     112 |     126 |     126 |     143 |     178
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   1,248 |   1,324 |   1,350 |   1,314 |   1,283 |   1,236 |   1,300 |   1,397
   PHYSICS ...............................|     817 |     812 |     778 |     750 |     768 |     848 |     738 |     775
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      29 |      26 |      23 |      23 |      10 |      24 |      24 |      22
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     258 |     305 |     270 |     374 |     387 |     413 |     457 |     512
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      41 |      41 |      35 |      31 |      28 |      29 |      39 |      53
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     134 |     162 |     152 |     202 |     228 |     241 |     263 |     268
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      56 |      82 |      73 |     128 |     110 |     124 |     123 |     159
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      27 |      20 |      10 |      13 |      21 |      19 |      32 |      32
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     119 |     151 |      95 |      99 |      92 |      92 |     103 |     154
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|      65 |      52 |      42 |      40 |      84 |      98 |      89 |      93
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     274 |     312 |     311 |     322 |     322 |     353 |     365 |     372
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   6,243 |   6,099 |   6,337 |   6,381 |   6,406 |   6,579 |   6,928 |   7,298
   ANATOMY ...............................|     208 |     225 |     273 |     235 |     247 |     226 |     213 |     267
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   1,206 |   1,104 |   1,148 |   1,033 |     970 |     992 |   1,092 |   1,085
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     796 |     784 |     844 |     809 |     786 |     795 |     804 |     860
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      50 |      50 |      61 |      70 |      68 |      89 |     104 |     112
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      59 |      61 |      64 |      46 |      72 |      85 |      82 |      88
   BOTANY ................................|     290 |     301 |     280 |     266 |     279 |     265 |     301 |     350
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     559 |     543 |     543 |     710 |     686 |     706 |     756 |     837
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      32 |      25 |      39 |      39 |      33 |      43 |      39 |      54
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     118 |     110 |     130 |     138 |     151 |     145 |     136 |     121
   GENETICS ..............................|     332 |     313 |     328 |     379 |     369 |     382 |     348 |     384
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     734 |     782 |     831 |     777 |     896 |     863 |     931 |     953
   NUTRITION .............................|      99 |      59 |      48 |      51 |      66 |      69 |      85 |      75
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     440 |     437 |     461 |     599 |     577 |     585 |     603 |     642
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     475 |     491 |     493 |     500 |     508 |     579 |     595 |     622
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     599 |     578 |     572 |     533 |     522 |     532 |     514 |     495
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     155 |     142 |     149 |     110 |      98 |     118 |     120 |     118
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      91 |      94 |      73 |      86 |      78 |     105 |     205 |     235
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     386 |     425 |     434 |     381 |     404 |     398 |     389 |     421
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|     290 |     242 |     254 |     247 |     248 |     226 |     235 |     239
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      14 |      14 |      17 |      26 |      17 |      15 |      12 |      16
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      50 |      48 |      55 |      44 |      45 |      52 |      46 |      49
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|      21 |       6 |      18 |       7 |      14 |      16 |      18 |      19
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      13 |      19 |      19 |      16 |      10 |      13 |      19 |      14
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      33 |      15 |      10 |      17 |      11 |      22 |      22 |      15
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|      44 |      39 |      28 |      36 |      43 |      25 |      20 |      28
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      74 |      57 |      58 |      62 |      69 |      47 |      53 |      50
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       3 |       0 |       0 |       1 |       1 |       2 |       4 |       3
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|      38 |      44 |      49 |      38 |      38 |      34 |      41 |      45
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     495 |     585 |     651 |     608 |     645 |     761 |     841 |   1,004
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      13 |      20 |      14 |      21 |      29 |      32 |      46 |      33
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       7 |      12 |      11 |      12 |      16 |       6 |       9 |      15
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      32 |      26 |      29 |      34 |      22 |      40 |      39 |      67
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      67 |     100 |     117 |     166 |     134 |     122 |     153 |     198
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|      56 |      91 |      80 |      77 |      69 |      61 |      61 |      87
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     103 |      70 |      58 |      78 |     105 |     121 |     132 |     133
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      20 |      23 |      28 |      29 |      49 |      32 |      36 |      44
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|      19 |      23 |      17 |       3 |       9 |      13 |      34 |      41
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|      69 |      76 |     100 |      66 |     101 |     144 |     133 |     135
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      71 |      72 |      86 |      88 |      79 |     117 |     113 |     167
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|       7 |       6 |      13 |       9 |       8 |       8 |      16 |      15
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|      31 |      66 |      98 |      25 |      24 |      65 |      69 |      69
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   3,797 |   3,969 |   4,172 |   4,439 |   4,322 |   4,604 |   5,082 |   5,388
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   3,020 |   3,106 |   3,378 |   3,638 |   3,470 |   3,688 |   4,017 |   4,213
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      49 |      71 |      16 |      18 |      50 |      45 |      68 |     135
 NURSING .................................|      48 |      30 |      35 |      22 |      28 |      26 |      36 |      44
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     136 |     185 |     198 |     191 |     174 |     159 |     193 |     222
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     140 |     116 |     119 |     143 |     129 |     143 |     160 |     159
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|      23 |      22 |      21 |      18 |      28 |      33 |      37 |      30
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      80 |      98 |      79 |      63 |      74 |      79 |      87 |      80
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     301 |     341 |     326 |     346 |     369 |     431 |     484 |     505
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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