Table 2-6
Support mechanisms of full-time S&E graduate students: 1980–2001
(Percent distribution)
 
Year All
mechanisms
Research
assistantship
Fellowship Traineeship Teaching
assistantship
Other Self-support
1980 100.0 21.6 8.6 7.4 22.6 8.2 31.6
1983 100.0 21.8 8.5 5.4 23.8 8.3 32.2
1986 100.0 24.8 8.6 5.1 23.5 8.4 29.6
1989 100.0 28.0 8.3 5.1 22.7 7.5 28.4
1992 100.0 27.3 8.9 4.8 20.4 7.3 31.4
1995 100.0 27.3 8.8 4.8 20.0 6.6 32.4
1998 100.0 26.9 8.9 4.6 19.9 6.7 33.1
2001 100.0 28.1 9.1 4.0 19.1 6.7 33.0
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, WebCASPAR database system, http://caspar.nsf.gov. See appendix table 2-15.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators – 2004
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