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    More Doctorates Awarded in 2009 — to Women

    The latest (2009) National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates found significant gains in the number of doctorates earned in the United States. Doctorates awarded grew 1.6% overall, and 1.9% in science and engineering (S&E) fields, over 2008. In S&E fields, the increase is entirely accounted for by a 4.8% increase in the number o… Read More
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    NSF Releases 2006 Doctorates Data

    National Science Foundation has posted a page in its Science and Engineering Statistics section to request revised tables from its 2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates. The note at the top of the page says, "SRS (Division of Science Resources Statistics) will be releasing revised tables from the 2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) for the… Read More
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    NSF Promises to Release Missing Doctorates Data

    Last week, we reported on this blog that that National Science Foundation has stopped reporting data on numbers of minorities earning doctorates in some scientific specialties if those numbers fall below a certain threshold. NSF told us yesterday they plan to release the missing data, including those in its latest survey. The Survey of Earned… Read More
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    NSF’s Fastlane is Back

    Yesterday (Monday 22 October), National Science Foundation suffered a power blackout for most of the day, and with it went NSF’s Fastlane system used by researchers and their colleagues to submit their funding proposals. By 12:45 pm ET today (23 October), Fastlane had returned. A message on NSF’s home page says proposals due to NSF… Read More
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    NSF Grants to Encourage Undergraduate Research

    Last week, National Science Foundation announced this year’s call for proposals for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. In this program NSF funds activities at institutions that engage and encourage undergraduates in hands-on research projects. REU Sites, as these activities are called, can focus on one discipline or cr… Read More