Profiles of the National Science Foundation Directorates
These Profiles highlight key trends in doctoral education, characteristics of recent doctorate recipients, and employment outcomes of early career doctorate holders for the fields of science and engineering funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
NSF has seven directorates that fund science and engineering research: Biological Sciences; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Education and Human Resources; Engineering; Geosciences; Mathematical and Physical Sciences; and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.
Data for this series are from the Survey of Earned Doctorates and the Survey of Doctorate Recipients, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within NSF. NCSES is the nationâs leading provider of data on the science and engineering enterprise.
Last Updated: December 2019