FIGURE 1-14 Primary mechanisms of support for doctoral candidates, 1982-2002.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation. 2004. Survey of Earned Doctorates 2003. Arlington, VA: National Science Foundation. Other: support from the student or scholar’s institution of higher education, state and local government, foreign sources, nonprofit institutions, or private industry; traineeships: educational awards given to students selected by the institution or by a federal agency; research assistantships: support for students whose assigned duties are primarily in research; teaching assistantships: support for students whose assigned duties are primarily in teaching.