Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2001


National Science Foundation
Rita R. Colwell

Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Norman M. Bradburn
Assistant Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
Lynda T. Carlson
Division Director
Mary J. Frase
Deputy Director

Ronald S. Fecso
Chief Statistician

Human Resources Statistics Program
Mary J. Golladay
Program Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
The Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) fulfills the legislative mandate of the National Science Foundation Act to ...

provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies of the Federal Government...

To carry out this mandate, SRS designs, supports, and directs periodic surveys as well as a variety of other data collections and research projects. These surveys yield the materials for SRS staff to compile, analyze, and disseminate quantitative information about domestic and international resources devoted to science, engineering, and technology.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this or any other SRS product or report, we would like to hear from you. Please direct your comments to:

National Science Foundation
Division of Science Resources Statistics
4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8774
Fax: (703) 292-9092

Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 2001, NSF 03-310, Project Officer, Kelly H. Kang (Arlington, VA 2003).

March 2003

SRS data are available through the World Wide Web ( For more information about obtaining reports, contact or call (301) 947-2722. For NSF's Telephonic Device for the Deaf, dial (703) 292-5090.

Acknowledgments top

This publication was prepared by Kelly H. Kang, Project Officer for the Survey of Doctorate Recipients, Human Resources Statistics Program (HRS) of the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), under the overall direction of Mary J. Golladay, Program Director, HRS. Further guidance and review was provided by Mary J. Frase, Deputy Director, SRS; Ronald S. Fecso, Chief Statistician, SRS; and Lynda T. Carlson, Division Director.

Thomas Hoffer of National Opinion Research Center provided oversight in the production and a detail review of the tables. Tanya R. Gore and Rolfe Larson of the Information and Technology Services Program (ITSP) of SRS provided editing, processing, and final composition for this report. John R. Gawalt, Program Director of the ITSP, and his Web team handled electronic publication.

Census Bureau collected and processed the 2001 survey data for NSF. Census Bureau team staff who worked on this project were LaTerri Bynum, David Pysh, Susan Henn, Gary Curzi, Jinny Case, John Nelson, John Finamore, and Jefferey Stratton.

Top of page Next Section Table of Contents Help SRS Homepage