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The Shifting Demographic Composition of Postdoctoral Researchers at FFRDCs in 2021.
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The Shifting Demographic Composition of Postdoctoral Researchers at FFRDCs in 2021

October 25, 2022
Explore new data from the Survey of Postdocs at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), the first cycle of the survey conducted since the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020. This cycle captured changes in the characteristics of postdocs receiving training at FFRDCs between 2019 and 2021, and data show that although the overall number of postdocs at FFRDCs grew by 9.1%, travel restrictions and limitations brought about by the pandemic impacted the opportunities available to temporary visa holders, resulting in a 2.5% decrease of this demographic group. 

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