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Table 49. Postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in all institutions, by type of doctoral degree, primary mechanism of support, and field: 2012

  Science and engineering Health
Type of doctoral degree and primary
mechanism of support
All science,
engineering,
and health
Total Science Engineering Total Clinical medicinea Other health
All degree types 62,851 43,841 36,738 7,103 19,010 16,361 2,649
   Fellowships 6,702 4,324 3,888 436 2,378 2,111 267
   Research grants 40,760 30,734 25,121 5,613 10,026 8,402 1,624
   Traineeships 4,184 1,770 1,693 77 2,414 2,136 278
   Other support 11,205 7,013 6,036 977 4,192 3,712 480
   Doctoral degreeb 43,426 32,324 27,425 4,899 11,102 9,637 1,465
      Fellowships 3,998 2,932 2,697 235 1,066 954 112
      Research grants 29,760 23,064 19,147 3,917 6,696 5,709 987
      Traineeships 2,395 1,282 1,239 43 1,113 961 152
      Other support 7,273 5,046 4,342 704 2,227 2,013 214
   Professional degreeb 4,947 943 884 59 4,004 3,627 377
      Fellowships 954 83 80 3 871 824 47
      Research grants 1,743 580 541 39 1,163 1,031 132
      Traineeships 879 83 80 3 796 750 46
      Other support 1,371 197 183 14 1,174 1,022 152
   Dual degreeb 1,284 371 351 20 913 861 52
      Fellowships 146 26 25 1 120 111 9
      Research grants 678 235 217 18 443 413 30
      Traineeships 180 31 31 0 149 143 6
      Other support 280 79 78 1 201 194 7
   Doctoral degree type unknown 13,194 10,203 8,078 2,125 2,991 2,236 755
      Fellowships 1,604 1,283 1,086 197 321 222 99
      Research grants 8,579 6,855 5,216 1,639 1,724 1,249 475
      Traineeships 730 374 343 31 356 282 74
      Other support 2,281 1,691 1,433 258 590 483 107

a Clinical medicine includes postdoctoral appointees in anesthesiology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology and cancer research, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, preventive medicine and community health, psychiatry, pulmonary disease, radiology, surgery, and clinical medicine, not elsewhere classified.
b Doctoral degree = PhD, ScD, DEng, etc.; professional degree = MD, DVM, DO, DDS, etc.; dual degree = both professional and doctoral degrees (MD-PhD, DVM-PhD, etc.).
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.