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Gloria, Christian T.; Steinhardt, Mary A. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Universities increasingly value the contribution of postdoctoral fellows (postdocs) toward organizational success, yet this group is often the most overlooked and underserved compared to others in higher education (namely, students, faculty, and staff). Despite the stressful and challenging nature of the profession, it is critical for postdocs to…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Emotional Response, Participation, Supervisors
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Kyvik, Svein; Olsen, Terje Bruen – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This article examines changes in completion rates and time-to-degree in Norwegian doctoral training over the last 30 years. A steadily increasing share of doctoral candidates holding a fellowship have been awarded their doctoral degree within five years; from 30% of those admitted in 1980 to 60% of those admitted 25 years later. Furthermore, the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Doctoral Degrees, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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van der Haert, Margaux; Arias Ortiz, Elena; Emplit, Philippe; Halloin, Véronique; Dehon, Catherine – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
In this article, the determinants of "time to dropout" from doctoral studies and "time to PhD completion" are studied using a discrete-time competing risks survival analysis for a sample of 3092 doctoral candidates from the Université libre de Bruxelles. Not surprisingly, results show that students supported with research…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduate Students, Time to Degree, Financial Support
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Noda, Ayaka; Kim, Mikyong Minsun – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
This study aims to understand the perceived learning experiences and gains for Japanese government officials from US and Japanese graduate and professional schools, and how applicable their continuing professional education (CPE) is to professional performance. Interview participants were drawn from long-term overseas and domestic fellowship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Continuing Education, Learning Experience, Education Work Relationship
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Skelton, Alan – Studies in Higher Education, 2004
This article reports on a study of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The study undertook a critical evaluation of the NTFS and focused on three main areas: (1) how 'teaching excellence' is understood within the NTFS; (2) the key characteristics of the NTFS as a development…
Descriptors: Criticism, Awards, Fellowships, Higher Education