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Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2010


General Notes


The data presented in this report were compiled from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Survey of Postdocs at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, Fall 2010 (2010 FFRDC Postdoc Survey). RTI International currently conducts the survey under contract to NSF.

The reference date for this annual survey is 1 October. The survey collects aggregate counts of postdocs at each FFRDC according to their source of financial support, citizenship, sex, race and ethnicity, and field of research. The FFRDC Postdoc Survey began in 2005 and is administered in conjunction with the Survey on Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS).

Data presented in the trend table were compiled from the most recently completed survey cycle.

This publication series includes current trends in the characteristics of postdoctorate researchers (postdocs) employed at federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).

For data on research and development expenditures at FFRDCs, see the R&D Expenditures at FFRDCs report series at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ffrdc/. For data on federal R&D obligations and funding to FFRDCs, see the Federal Funds for R&D report series at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/fedfunds/. The most recent Master Government List of Federally Funded R&D Centers can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ffrdclist/.

Postdocs at Federally Funded R&D Centers: Fall 2010
Detailed Statistical Tables | NSF 13-319 | April 2013