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Table 41. Postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in all institutions, by field, primary source of support, and primary mechanism of support: 2012

Field and primary source of support Total Fellowships Research grants Traineeships Other types
of support
All surveyed fields 62,851 6,702 40,760 4,184 11,205
   Federal 35,794 2,353 29,098 3,430 913
      DOD 2,414 98 2,247 31 38
      DOE 2,001 44 1,883 9 65
      HHS 22,576 1,689 17,496 3,134 257
         NIH 21,535 1,626 16,666 2,994 249
         Other HHS 1,041 63 830 140 8
      NASA 612 62 513 13 24
      NSF 4,324 222 3,844 31 227
      USDA 677 28 614 8 27
      Other 3,190 210 2,501 204 275
   Nonfederal 22,088 3,670 9,715 654 8,049
      Institutional 11,700 1,674 4,572 425 5,029
      Domestic 8,592 1,395 4,543 204 2,450
      Foreign 1,796 601 600 25 570
   Self-support 447 na na na 447
   Unknown 4,522 679 1,947 100 1,796
   Science and engineering 43,841 4,324 30,734 1,770 7,013
      Federal 25,678 1,541 22,080 1,374 683
         DOD 2,110 76 1,976 26 32
         DOE 1,979 43 1,870 2 64
         HHS 13,534 959 11,255 1,204 116
            NIH 12,833 929 10,641 1,149 114
            Other HHS 701 30 614 55 2
         NASA 588 58 498 10 22
         NSF 4,251 217 3,785 30 219
         USDA 641 27 581 7 26
         Other 2,575 161 2,115 95 204
      Nonfederal 14,430 2,218 6,955 336 4,921
         Institutional 7,366 794 3,152 213 3,207
         Domestic 5,825 970 3,315 107 1,433
         Foreign 1,239 454 488 16 281
      Self-support 275 na na na 275
      Unknown 3,458 565 1,699 60 1,134
      Science 36,738 3,888 25,121 1,693 6,036
         Federal 21,824 1,412 18,581 1,328 503
            DOD 1,234 65 1,120 26 23
            DOE 1,272 26 1,204 2 40
            HHS 12,609 910 10,439 1,162 98
               NIH 11,990 881 9,905 1,108 96
               Other HHS 619 29 534 54 2
            NASA 506 50 425 9 22
            NSF 3,523 201 3,144 30 148
            USDA 588 27 529 7 25
            Other 2,092 133 1,720 92 147
         Nonfederal 11,936 2,028 5,284 318 4,306
            Institutional 6,317 730 2,556 201 2,830
            Domestic 4,704 902 2,433 104 1,265
            Foreign 915 396 295 13 211
         Self-support 211 na na na 211
         Unknown 2,767 448 1,256 47 1,016
   Engineering 7,103 436 5,613 77 977
        Federal 3,854 129 3,499 46 180
           DOD 876 11 856 0 9
           DOE 707 17 666 0 24
           HHS 925 49 816 42 18
              NIH 843 48 736 41 18
              Other HHS 82 1 80 1 0
           NASA 82 8 73 1 0
           NSF 728 16 641 0 71
           USDA 53 0 52 0 1
           Other 483 28 395 3 57
        Nonfederal 2,494 190 1,671 18 615
           Institutional 1,049 64 596 12 377
           Domestic 1,121 68 882 3 168
           Foreign 324 58 193 3 70
        Self-support 64 na na na 64
        Unknown 691 117 443 13 118
   Health 19,010 2,378 10,026 2,414 4,192
      Federal 10,116 812 7,018 2,056 230
         DOD 304 22 271 5 6
         DOE 22 1 13 7 1
         HHS 9,042 730 6,241 1,930 141
            NIH 8,702 697 6,025 1,845 135
            Other HHS 340 33 216 85 6
         NASA 24 4 15 3 2
         NSF 73 5 59 1 8
         USDA 36 1 33 1 1
         Other 615 49 386 109 71
      Nonfederal 7,658 1,452 2,760 318 3,128
         Institutional 4,334 880 1,420 212 1,822
         Domestic 2,767 425 1,228 97 1,017
         Foreign 557 147 112 9 289
      Self-support 172 na na na 172
         Unknown 1,064 114 248 40 662

na = not applicable; data were not collected at this level of detail.
DOD = Department of Defense; DOE = Department of Energy; HHS = Department of Health and Human Services; NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NIH = National Institutes of Health; NSF = National Science Foundation; USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture.
NOTES: “Field” refers to the field of the unit that reports postdocs to the GSS.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 2012.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2012, as of December 2013.