1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (Have them use 1-5 scale)

    1. Program increases postdocs’ knowledge of field

    2. Program allows postdocs to learn new fields

    3. Program allows postdocs to Become more interdisciplinary

    4. Program allows postdocs to Try out working at agency

    5. Program allows postdocs to Improve research techniques

    6. Program allows postdocs to practice prepare grants

    7. Program allows postdocs to Practice giving presentations

    8. Program allows postdocs to Publishing

    9. Program allows postdocs to Collaboration with agency employees

    10. Program allows postdocs to Collaboration with others outside agency

    11. Program makes postdocs more independent as researchers

    12. Program makes postdocs more innovative thinkers

  1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

    1. My agency has increased collaboration due to the postdoc program

    2. My agency is able to cover a wider range of research topics because of the postdocs

    3. My agency is able to get more research done because of the postdocs

    4. The postdoc program increases the applicant pool for regular appointments at my agency

  1. What benefits did you get from being an advisor?

  2. Have you made any efforts to recruit postdocs? If yes, did you

    1. Give presentations at universities

    2. Meet with graduate students/doctorates at universities

    3. Meet with graduate students/doctorates at professional meetings

    4. Invite graduate students/doctorates to visit or give presentations at your agency

    5. Other: ________________

  1. Does your group make any efforts to recruit postdocs

    1. If yes, what?

  1. Does your lab or center make any efforts to recruit postdocs?

    1. If yes, what?

  1. What were the best features of the postdoc?

  2. What were the worst features of the postdoc?

  3. If you could make improvements to the program what would they be?



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