Sigma Xi Postdoc Survey

All Results, All Institutions

Survey results for all institutions aggregated together. Excludes respondents who indicated that they were not in fact a postdoc (question RE25 in "Your Postdoc")

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Page 7: Your Research

"Your Research" asks about the postdoc's funding, how s/he spends his or her time, the number of papers s/he has written, and the impact (if any) of national security regulations on his/her research.

YR01. What is the primary source of your funding? [More details]
  All Results
1 = A grant or contract that was awarded directly to your postdoc advisor (as principal investigator) 48.2% (3281 / 6806)
2 = A grant or contract that was awarded to a project, consortium, or work group of which your postdoc advisor is a member 12.4% (845 / 6806)
3 = A grant, contract, or fellowship that was awarded directly to you 21.1% (1435 / 6806)
4 = Funds from the institution, university, or company that employs you 10.7% (726 / 6806)
5 = Your own personal sources ≤1.0% (≤69 / 6806)
6 = Don't know 4.5% (307 / 6806)
8 = Other, please specify 2.0% (134 / 6806)
9 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤69 / 6806)
 
YR03. Which best describes your funding? [More details]
Note: Asked of people whose funding is awarded directly to them.
Condition: YR01=3 [?]
  All Results
8 = Fellowship from a non-federal funding agency (e.g. a foundation, association, or disciplinary society) 37.1% (531 / 1430)
2 = National Research Service Award (NRSA) 20.7% (296 / 1430)
7 = Government fellowship from a non-US country 10.3% (147 / 1430)
1 = National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant (not including a traineeship) 9.9% (142 / 1430)
9 = Other, please specify. 8.8% (126 / 1430)
6 = Other US government grant awarded to you 4.9% (70 / 1430)
11 = NIH Intramural Funding 3.6% (51 / 1430)
4 = National Science Foundation fellowship 1.7% (24 / 1430)
3 = National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant 1.4% (20 / 1430)
10 = Prefer not to answer 1.3% (19 / 1430)
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YR04. In your current position, are you permitted to submit a funding proposal as a principal investigator? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
1 = Yes 24.1% (679 / 2813)
2 = No 36.8% (1035 / 2813)
3 = Don't know 38.4% (1081 / 2813)
4 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤29 / 2813)
 
YR05. For what reason are you not permitted to submit a funding proposal as principal investigator? [More details]
Note: Asked of people who are not allowed to submit proposals as a PI
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents (subject to the condition below) [?]
Condition: YR04=2 [?]
Please check all that apply.
  All Results
1 = Institutional policy 40.1% (413 / 1031)
2 = Postdoc advisor policy 10.0% (103 / 1031)
3 = Other, please specify 10.7% (110 / 1031)
5 = Don't know 36.0% (371 / 1031)
4 = Prefer not to answer 3.3% (34 / 1031)
 
YR12. Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12A. Planning research/experiments [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 7.3  
Standard deviation 7.5  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12B. Conducting research [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 27.4  
Standard deviation 15.1  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12C. Documenting findings [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 5.2  
Standard deviation 6.1  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12D. Reading research literature [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 5.5  
Standard deviation 4.8  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12E. Attending work group meetings [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 2.3  
Standard deviation 2.5  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12F. Teaching [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 0.4  
Standard deviation 2.2  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12G. Supervising others [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 2.3  
Standard deviation 4.8  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12H. Making presentations [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 0.9  
Standard deviation 2.5  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12I. Managing lab [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 1.1  
Standard deviation 3.1  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12J. Working on committees/institutional support [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 0.2  
Standard deviation 1.1  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12K. Professional training and career development [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 1.1  
Standard deviation 4.7  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12L. Reviewing papers [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 0.9  
Standard deviation 2.1  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12M. Searching for a job [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 1.0  
Standard deviation 2.8  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12N. Commuting to work [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 4.2  
Standard deviation 4.0  
 
Approximately how many hours did you spend last week on each of the following activities?
YR12O. Other [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
Mean 3.6  
Standard deviation 9.6  
 
YR14. How many hours did you work in your postdoctoral position last week? [More details]
  All Results
Mean 50.9  
Standard deviation 11.8  
 
YR15. How satisfied are you with the number of hours you work per week in your current postdoc? [More details]
  All Results
1 = Very dissatisfied 8.1% (542 / 6685)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 13.4% (895 / 6685)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 22.7% (1520 / 6685)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 26.5% (1772 / 6685)
5 = Very satisfied 27.2% (1818 / 6685)
6 = Prefer not to answer 2.1% (138 / 6685)
 
YR17. Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced? [More details]
Include papers submitted for publication in addition to published papers. If you have submitted one paper multiple times, only count it one time.
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17A. Peer-reviewed/refereed papers as sole author [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.2  
Standard deviation 1.2  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17B. Peer-reviewed/refereed, co-authored papers as primary author [More details]
  All Results
Mean 1.5  
Standard deviation 2.4  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17C. Peer-reviewed/refereed, co-authored papers as non-primary author [More details]
  All Results
Mean 1.5  
Standard deviation 2.7  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17D. Non peer-reviewed/non-refereed papers (e.g. conference papers, working papers) [More details]
  All Results
Mean 1.5  
Standard deviation 3.4  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17E. Book chapters [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.2  
Standard deviation 0.6  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17F. Books [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.0  
Standard deviation 0.2  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17G. Patents [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.1  
Standard deviation 0.5  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17H. Grant proposals as principal investigator (include fellowship proposals) [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.9  
Standard deviation 1.6  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17I. Grant proposals as non-principal investigator [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.7  
Standard deviation 1.5  
 
Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the following types of publications and/or proposals have you produced?
YR17J. Other [More details]
  All Results
Mean 0.2  
Standard deviation 1.5  
 
YR18. Since you have been a postdoc, how many of the grant proposals (including fellowship proposals) that you have submitted have been funded? [More details]
Note: Asked of people who submitted at least one proposal
Condition: YR17I>0 or YR17H>0 [?]
  All Results
Mean 1.0  
Standard deviation 1.1  
 
YR21. How satisfied are you with the QUANTITY of work you have produced in your current postdoc? [More details]
  All Results
1 = Very dissatisfied 8.2% (543 / 6645)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 25.3% (1682 / 6645)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 12.6% (839 / 6645)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 35.9% (2387 / 6645)
5 = Very satisfied 16.6% (1100 / 6645)
6 = Prefer not to answer 1.4% (94 / 6645)
 
YR22. How satisfied are you with the QUALITY of work you have produced in your current postdoc? [More details]
  All Results
1 = Very dissatisfied 5.3% (355 / 6636)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 14.6% (972 / 6636)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 9.8% (651 / 6636)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 39.8% (2642 / 6636)
5 = Very satisfied 28.9% (1920 / 6636)
6 = Prefer not to answer 1.4% (96 / 6636)
 
YR23. To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following: [More details]
Note: Asked of non-US citizens
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
 
To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following:
YR23A. Conduct your research in the U.S. [More details]
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  All Results
1 = None 65.8% (2498 / 3797)
2 = Some 19.6% (745 / 3797)
3 = A lot 8.2% (311 / 3797)
4 = Have not tried to do this 6.4% (243 / 3797)
 
To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following:
YR23B. Travel outside the U.S. to conduct your research [More details]
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  All Results
1 = None 31.7% (1203 / 3790)
2 = Some 13.9% (525 / 3790)
3 = A lot 23.4% (887 / 3790)
4 = Have not tried to do this 31.0% (1175 / 3790)
 
To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following:
YR23C. Visit your country of citizenship [More details]
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  All Results
1 = None 36.1% (1372 / 3804)
2 = Some 19.2% (731 / 3804)
3 = A lot 32.0% (1218 / 3804)
4 = Have not tried to do this 12.7% (483 / 3804)
 
To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following:
YR23D. Re-enter the U.S. after leaving the country [More details]
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  All Results
1 = None 30.7% (1164 / 3797)
2 = Some 21.4% (811 / 3797)
3 = A lot 31.8% (1206 / 3797)
4 = Have not tried to do this 16.2% (616 / 3797)
 
To what extent have US national security related regulations affected your ability to do the following:
YR23E. Bring your immediate family members to the U.S. [More details]
Condition: AY06=3 or AY06=4 [?]
  All Results
1 = None 35.6% (1347 / 3788)
2 = Some 16.3% (617 / 3788)
3 = A lot 18.3% (693 / 3788)
4 = Have not tried to do this 29.9% (1131 / 3788)
 
YR24. To what extent do you agree with the following statement? "My postdoctoral position is preparing me to be an independent researcher." [More details]
  All Results
1 = Strongly agree 28.2% (1876 / 6641)
2 = Agree 46.1% (3064 / 6641)
3 = Neither agree nor disagree 15.3% (1015 / 6641)
4 = Disagree 6.4% (427 / 6641)
5 = Strongly disagree 2.9% (192 / 6641)
6 = Prefer not to answer ≤1.0% (≤67 / 6641)
 
YR25. Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the influence you have in decisions that affect the course of your research? [More details]
Sampling: Asked of ~1 in 2 respondents [?]
  All Results
1 = Very dissatisfied 6.7% (179 / 2689)
2 = Somewhat dissatisfied 12.3% (331 / 2689)
3 = Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 12.8% (344 / 2689)
4 = Somewhat satisfied 32.9% (885 / 2689)
5 = Very satisfied 32.4% (872 / 2689)
6 = Prefer not to answer 2.9% (78 / 2689)
 

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