Table 2-4
Full-time S&E graduate students, by source and mechanism of primary support: 2009
 
Source   All Research
assistantship
Fellowship Traineeship Teaching
assistantship
  Other Self-supporta
 
    Number
All sources   441,743 120,008 38,115 12,799 78,317   29,791 162,713
Federal   81,205 58,341 8,592 8,068 1,248   4,956 NA
Nonfederal   197,825 61,667 29,523 4,731 77,069   24,835 NA
     
    Percent
All sources   100.0 27.2 8.6 2.9 17.7   6.7 36.8
Federal   100.0 71.8 10.6 9.9 1.5   6.1 NA
Nonfederal   100.0 31.2 14.9 2.4 39.0   12.6 NA
 

NA = not available

aIncludes any loans (including federal) and support from personal or family financial contributions.

NOTES: S&E includes health fields (i.e., medical sciences and other life sciences). These fields reported separately in National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (annual series). S&E excludes fields that were collected in this survey (architecture, communication, and family and consumer sciences/human sciences) that are not included in other tables in this report from other data sources. Self-support not included in federal or nonfederal counts. Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Integrated Science and Engineering Resources Data System (WebCASPAR), http://webcaspar.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012