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Foreign Nationals in the Intramural Research Program (End FY18)

FTE Personnel

Intramural Professional Designation (IPD) Total Foreign Nationals
Senior Investigator (including
NIH Distinguished Investigators)1
817 3 (0.3%)
Investigator (Tenure-Track)1 214 10 (4.7%)
Senior Clinician1 26 0
Senior Scientist1 39 0
Assistant Clinical Investigator1 21 1 (5%)
Staff Clinician3,4 281 14 (5%)
Staff Scientist2,3 1,398 60 (4.3%)
Clinical Fellow/Senior CF2 279 50 (18%)
Research Fellow/Senior RF2 379 178 (47%)

Non-FTE Trainees5

Trainee Type Total Foreign Nationals
Postdoctoral 2,353 1,517 (64%)
Predoctoral (graduate students) 386 73 (19%)
Postbaccalaureate IRTA/CRTA (includes Bach. CRTA) 1,424 not applicable
Technical IRTA (includes Master's CRTA) 42 not applicable
Student, Short-Term (summer6, medical/dental, pre-Bac CRTA, etc.) 1,385 not applicable

Note: IRTA/CRTA are U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents; Foreign Nationals (on visa, non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents)

Data Source:
1 Office of Intramural Research (OIR), 10/1/2018.
2 Human Resources data in NIH nVision, 9/26/2018.
3 nVision contains IPD information only for appointments under Title 42. Thus, nVision Staff Clinician and Staff Scientist numbers do not include those with appointments under Title 5, Title 38 or the PHS Commissioned Corps. For StSc there is a very small number in T5, mostly legacy (<50).
4 For Staff Clinicians, the most accurate number shown on the table is a combination of those in nVision (205) plus those uniquely on the Clinical Center credentialed StCl list who are confirmed employees by OIR/OHR (76), since the credentialed list also includes non-FTEs (e.g., volunteers, contractors). The numbers shown are only FTEs.
5 NIH nVision - Fellowship Payment System, 9/26/2018.
6 Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), OIR.

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