Table 2-5
Primary support mechanisms for S&E doctorate recipients, by 2010 Carnegie classification of doctorate-granting institution: 2009
 
Mechanism All institutions Research universities
(very high research
activity)
Research universities
(high research
activity)
Doctoral/research
universities
Medical schools
and medical
centers
Other/not
classified
 
Doctorate recipients (n) 35,564 27,166 5,275 1,123 1,184 816
             
All mechanisms (%) 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Fellowship or traineeship 21.9 23.6 13.6 12.9 32.9 14.5
Grant 5.9 6.1 3.3 1.6 16.3 4.3
Teaching assistantship 15.2 15.2 21.3 8.8 1.6 4.5
Research assistantship 32.6 35.7 26.3 10.1 25.8 13.0
Other assistantship 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.5
Personal 10.2 6.8 18.0 39.3 10.6 31.5
Other 3.1 2.6 4.8 6.8 3.3 4.4
Unknown 10.6 9.6 11.7 20.2 8.8 27.3
 

NOTES: Personal support mechanisms include personal savings, other personal earnings, other family earnings or savings, and loans. Traineeships include internships and residency. Other support mechanisms include employer reimbursement or assistance, foreign support, and other sources. Percentages may not add to 100% because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2010) of Survey of Earned Doctorates.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012