Financial support of graduate students by fellowships, traineeships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, other support and self support is shown in this chart. In 1979 about 300 students were supported on a fellowship and 250 on a traineeship. The total number in this group has not change in 2008, but now 4,500 are supported on fellowships and 1,000 on traineeships. Support on research assistantships has increase from about 3,000 to 5,000 and on teaching assistantships from 7,000 to 9,000. There is little change in the other category with about 3,000 in both 1979 and 2008. Students in the self support category increased from about 12,000 in 1979 to 20,000 in 2008.

FIGURE 4-3Financial support of full-time graduate students in the behavioral and social sciences, 1979–2008

SOURCE: NSF. 2008. Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering. Washington, DC: NSF.

From: 4, Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

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