ERIC Number: ED047616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-2
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The Outlook from the Federal Government.
Reitz, J. Wayne
This paper discusses the trends in Federal support for doctoral education from 1960-1971. The peak of Federal support was in 1968-69, with funds for fellowships decreasing significantly in the ensuing years. Because of cuts in Federal R&D expenditures many of the new doctorates are no longer as easily absorbed by the job market as in previous years. This situation has caused many departments to limit their admission of new graduate students, and has discouraged institutions from launching new doctoral programs. Because of a continued decrease in Federal support, many institutions may have to eliminate some existing doctoral programs, and serious questions are being asked within the Federal Government about the worth and effectiveness of continued support for advanced education. High priority areas will probably be the following: (1) assisting the disadvantaged; (2) support for fields where a deficit exists, such as the environment, transportation, and urban studies; (3) strengthening the quality of graduate programs by geographic areas; and (4) some non-categorical support for institutions. Notwithstanding these priorities, present support levels for fellowships and traineeships, though much reduced, will probably be maintained during the next few years. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Miami Beach, Florida, December 2, 1970