ERIC Number: ED232862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-20
Growth in Neuroscience May Be Leveling Off. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Major findings of a survey of 188 universities and colleges that constitute the universe of higher education institutions with doctoral-level programs in neuroscience are highlighted and discussed in this brief report. Areas considered included graduate students, doctoral recipients, postdoctoral trainees, principal areas of concentration, administrative/organizational structure, faculty, and employment outlook. Among the findings reported are those indicating: that activities in the field of neuroscience accelerated during the seventies; that the numbers of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees were expected to level off in 1982; that although the leveling off was expected, doctoral production (which reflects enrollments in earlier years) was expected to continue to rise, at least in the short run; that over one-half of the institutions indicated a moderate surplus of job applications compared to openings in 1981/82, with one-fifth reporting a severe surplus; that the growth in the number of full-time faculty also appears to have slowed; and that of the 188 institutions surveyed, only 5 reported having a separate department of neuroscience. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.