FIGURE 2-7 Re-entry issues for nonresident postdoctoral scholars.

SOURCE: Data are from a November 2004 survey of postdoctoral scholars at the National Institutes of Health carried out by Sigma Xi. Postdoctoral scholars in the United States on temporary visas were asked about their travel in 2003 and 2004. For the 2003 charts: Of 305 scholars who responded, 262 scholars were residing in the United States in 2003, 34 were not, and nine preferred not to answer. 260 of the residing scholars indicated whether they had traveled abroad in 2003:121 had not traveled outside the United States, 136 had, and 3 or fewer preferred not to answer. 135 out of the 136 scholars who had traveled outside the United States indicated whether they had had any problems re-entering the United States. For the 2004 charts: 301 of the responding scholars resided in the United States in 2004 and indicated whether they had traveled abroad in 2004. 127 had not traveled outside the United States, 169 had, and five preferred not to answer. 168 out of the 169 scholars who had traveled outside the United States indicated whether they had had problems re-entering the United States.



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