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Foreign Nationals in the Intramural Research Program (End FY19)

FTE Personnel

Intramural Professional Designation (IPD) Total Foreign Nationals
Senior Investigator1 821 2 (0.2%)
Investigator (Tenure-Track)1 217 13 (6%)
Senior Clinician1 29 0
Senior Scientist1 44 0
Assistant Clinical Investigator1 29 4 (14%)
Staff Clinician3,4 312 22 (7%)
Staff Scientist2,3 1,428 69 (4.8%)
Clinical Fellow/Senior CF2 275 54 (20%)
Research Fellow/Senior RF2 302 149 (49%)

Non-FTE Trainees5

Trainee Type Total Foreign Nationals
Postdoctoral 2,308 1,496 (65%)
Predoctoral (graduate students) 391 74 (19%)
Postbaccalaureate IRTA/CRTA (includes Bach. CRTA) 1,516 not applicable
Technical IRTA (includes Master's CRTA) 52 not applicable
Student, Short-Term (summer6, medical/dental, pre-Bac CRTA, etc.) 1,279 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), 10/1/2019.
2 Human Resources data in NIH nVision, 9/27/2019.
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 (xxx) plus those uniquely on the Clinical Center credentialed StCl list who are confirmed employees by OIR/OHR (xx), since the credentialed list also includes non-FTEs (e.g., volunteers, contractors). The numbers shown are only FTEs.
5 NIH nVision - Fellowship Payment System, 9/27/2019.
6 Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), OIR.


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