Progression of Skill Development in Biology Doctorates

This project follows over 300 Ph.D. students in biology across the nation through their graduate programs.  There are two key goals of the project:  a) understand progression of research skill development during graduate school and factors that contribute to skill development, and b) examine inequalities in graduate school experiences and outcomes by gender, family background, and race/ethnicity.

Project Status: September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2019

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Principal Investigators: Josipa Roksa (Co-PI), David Feldon (Co-PI)


Feldon, David, James Peugh, Michelle A. Maher, Josipa Roksa, and Colby Tofel-Grehl. 2016.  “Gender Inequality in Supervised Research Time: A National Study of Ph.D. Students in Biological Science.” American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC (April).