Table 2-3
Primary support mechanisms for S&E doctorate recipients, by Carnegie classification of doctorate-granting institution: 2007
(Percent distribution)
 
Mechanism All institutions Research
universities
(very high
research activity)
Research
universities
(high
research activity)
Doctoral/research
universities
Medical schools
and medical
centers
Other/
not classified
 
Doctorate recipients (n) 33,826 24,860 6,045 1,118 1,110 693
             
All mechanisms 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Fellowship or traineeship 19.4 20.8 13.2 11.3 32.3 15.6
Grant 6.2 6.4 3.9 3.0 16.8 5.5
Teaching assistantship 14.5 14.6 18.6 7.8 1.7 5.9
Research assistantship 33.9 37.8 27.1 10.3 22.1 10.4
Other assistantship 0.6 0.4 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.6
Personal 10.4 6.6 17.9 36.2 15.6 30.7
Other 3.6 2.9 5.9 4.8 3.1 7.9
Unknown 11.5 10.5 12.2 25.8 8.0 23.4
 

NOTES: Personal support mechanisms include personal savings, other personal earnings, other family earnings or savings, and loans. Traineeships include internships and residency. Other support mechanisms include employer reimbursement or assistance, foreign support, and other sources. Percents may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, special tabulations (2009).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010