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Foreign Nationals in the Intramural Research Program (End FY17)

FTE Personnel

Intramural Professional Designation (IPD) Total Foreign Nationals
Senior Investigator (including
NIH Distinguished Investigators)1
822 6 (0.7%)
Investigator (Tenure-Track)1 211 5 (2.4%)
Senior Clinician1 25 0
Senior Scientist1 44 0
Assistant Clinical Investigator1 28 1 (3.6%)
Staff Clinician3,4 277 17 (6.1%)
Staff Scientist2,3 1,423 63 (4.4%)
Clinical Fellow/Senior CF2 278 48 (17%)
Research Fellow/Senior RF2 509 263 (52%)

Non-FTE Trainees5

Trainee Type Total Foreign Nationals
Postdoctoral 2,286 1,443 (63%)
Predoctoral (graduate students) 389 79 (20%)
Postbaccalaureate IRTA/CRTA (includes Bach. CRTA) 1,309 not applicable
Technical IRTA (includes Master's CRTA) 57 not applicable
Student, Short-Term (summer6, medical/dental, pre-Bac CRTA, etc.) 1,429 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), 10/1/2017.
2 Human Resources data in NIH nVision, 9/25/2017.
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 more accurate number shown on the table is from the Clinical Center for credentialed StCl, which includes all appointment mechanisms (vs the nVision number of 191), with OIR verifications since the credentialed list also includes non-FTEs. The number shown are only FTEs.
5 NIH nVision - Fellowship Payment System, 9/25/2017.
6 Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE), OIR.

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