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Analysis Variable:   Postdocs
All personnel paid from R&D salaries, wages and fringe benefits reported on the survey that are categorized as postdocs. Postdocs are defined by NSF as meeting both of the following qualifications:

1. Holds a recent doctoral degree, generally awarded within the last 5 years

  •     PhD or equivalent such as an ScD or DEng or
  •     First professional degree in a medical or related field (MD, DDS, DO, DVM) or
  •     Foreign equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree

    2. Has a limited-term appointment, generally no more than 5-7 years

  •     Primarily for training in research or scholarship and
  •     Working under the supervision of a senior scholar in a unit affiliated with your institution

    Data available for 2010-13.

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