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ERIC Number: ED555244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-11218-5
Approaches for Evaluating the NRC Resident Research Associateship Program at NIST
Sislin, John, Ed.
National Academies Press
The NRC Resident Research Associateship Program at NIST provides two-year temporary appointments for outstanding scientists and engineers. This book describes program applicants and awardees and offers suggestions for an in-depth assessment of career outcomes. Preliminary investigation indicates that outreach efforts produce more qualified applicants than NIST has slots to fill, the pool of applicants is increasingly diverse, and many Research Associates go on to permanent positions at NIST. The agency should conduct a more thorough evaluation of the program, including an assessment of outreach to potential applicants, individuals who decline an award, the program's impact on the careers of awardees, and the benefits of the program to NIST and the broader scientific and engineering community. Nine appendices are included: (1) Committee Members Biographical Information; (2) Survey of Earned Doctorates; (3) Data on Science & Engineering Doctorates; (4) Application for Research Associate Programs; (5) Examination of Applications to Prospective Programs; (6) Ph.D. Fields by Broad Category; (7) Names of Laboratories; (8) Research Associateship Final Report; and (9) Evaluation of Associate by Adviser. A bibliography is provided. [The content for this document was prepared by the Committee on Approaches for the Evaluation of the NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateships Program.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (DOC)
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Research Council; National Academies, National Academy of Sciences
Grant or Contract Numbers: SB1341-04-C-0001