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ERIC Number: ED114267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 24
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Findings and Implications of the Survey of Graduate Science Student Support from an NIH Point of View.
Taylor, Jean Anne M.
To the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency primarily responsible for the conduct of biomedical research, the Survey of Graduate Science Student Support and Postdoctorals is important because it provides information concerning bioscience research manpower projections. To policymakers in NIH, the two main components of the survey enrollment and financial support, are of great interest. This paper deals primarily with two assumptions which can be made concerning enrollment and financial aid: (1) first-year enrollment is a predictor of Ph.D. output, and (2) support affects both graduate enrollments and Ph.D. production. Data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates tend to provide a correlation for the first assumption, although the ratio of Ph.D.'s per 100 first-year graduate students has declined from 31.1 in 1961 to 25.0 in 1967. This factor may be a result of an increase in the time needed to complete the degree, for the survey is based on a six year time lag. The author also states that assumption two, although not as easily illustrated, appears to hold a positive correlation. (CP)
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