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TABLE B-38 Sources of Support for Science and Engineering Postdoctoral Appointees in Doctorate-Granting Institutions, by Field, 1992

 

Federal Sources

 

Field

Total

Total

Fellowships (%)

Traineeships(%)

Research Grants(%)

Non Federal Sources

All Science and Engineering

24,024

17,660

11.1

7.6

81.3

6,364

Science, Total

21,680

16,050

11.8

8.2

80.0

5,630

Physical sciences

5,772

4,589

7.5

0.8

91.7

1,183

Physics

1,954

1,641

4.4

0.2

95.4

313

Chemistry

3,573

2,730

8.5

1.2

90.3

843

Environmental Sciences

709

556

7.9

1.1

91.0

153

Mathematical Sciences

201

143

16.1

4.2

79.7

58

Computer Sciences

149

113

1.8

0.9

97.3

36

Agricultural Sciences

634

417

9.8

0.5

89.7

217

Biological sciences

13,287

9,695

13.9

11.9

74.2

3,592

Psychology

521

358

14.2

23.5

62.3

163

Social Sciences

407

179

27.4

14.5

58.1

228

Engineering, Total

2,344

1,610

3.7

1.1

95.2

734

Chemical engineering

554

340

0.9

0.9

98.2

214

Materials

458

284

1.1

0.0

98.9

174

Mechanical

355

250

4.4

2.4

93.2

105

Electrical

307

229

3.5

0.0

96.5

78

SOURCE: Calculated from NSF unpublished data.



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