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ERIC Number: ED115474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Pages: 10
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The History and Objectives of the Survey of Graduate Science Student Support and Postdoctorals.
Berry, Richard M.
Along with the history and objectives of the Survey of Graduate Science Student Support and Postdoctorals (SGSSSP), the general trend for federal support for scientific research is presented. The first formal program designed specifically to support graduate students began in 1952. At its peak, in 1968, more than 50,000 graduate students received federal support. Presently, the trend for federal support has been away from fellowships, traineeships, and training grants, and toward increased support of research assistantships. Relating to the SGSSSP, the author notes that the Survey provides the only statistical time series of the sources of support of graduate students. The Survey distinguishes between types and sources of financial support, whether private or public. The SGSSSP dates back to 1967 and has had increased coverage of clinical and medical sciences since 1973. Starting in the fall of 1974, a quick response component was added which enabled limited data to be available by January 1975. Also presented are analytical uses of Survey data. (Author/CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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