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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: 2013
  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 61,942 43,395 36,289 7,106 18,547 15,831 2,716
   Fellowships 6,483 4,162 3,667 495 2,321 2,002 319
   Research grants 39,635 30,128 24,587 5,541 9,507 7,893 1,614
   Traineeships 3,683 1,617 1,534 83 2,066 1,837 229
   Other support 12,141 7,488 6,501 987 4,653 4,099 554
   Doctoral degreeb 43,102 32,042 27,012 5,030 11,060 9,552 1,508
      Fellowships 3,894 2,799 2,513 286 1,095 1,000 95
      Research grants 28,977 22,587 18,617 3,970 6,390 5,421 969
      Traineeships 2,216 1,156 1,106 50 1,060 915 145
      Other support 8,015 5,500 4,776 724 2,515 2,216 299
   Professional degreeb 4,644 907 851 56 3,737 3,445 292
      Fellowships 830 71 70 1 759 726 33
      Research grants 1,532 519 479 40 1,013 887 126
      Traineeships 744 58 57 1 686 640 46
      Other support 1,538 259 245 14 1,279 1,192 87
   Dual degreeb 1,200 323 313 10 877 814 63
      Fellowships 130 38 37 1 92 85 7
      Research grants 601 179 171 8 422 383 39
      Traineeships 128 27 27 0 101 93 8
      Other support 341 79 78 1 262 253 9
   Doctoral degree type unknown 12,996 10,123 8,113 2,010 2,873 2,020 853
      Fellowships 1,629 1,254 1,047 207 375 191 184
      Research grants 8,525 6,843 5,320 1,523 1,682 1,202 480
      Traineeships 595 376 344 32 219 189 30
      Other support 2,247 1,650 1,402 248 597 438 159

a 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.).
NOTE: "Field" refers to the field of the unit that reports postdocs to the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, 2013.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2013, as of 8 August 2014.