About the SED

The Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) gathers information annually from approximately 50,000 new research doctorate graduates from U.S. universities about their educational histories, funding sources, and post-doctoral plans.

Webinar Recordings

SED Overview Webinar (Passcode to Watch: SED2023)

Coming 2024:
  • ICAT Overview
  • Best Practices and Use of Data


We are pleased to announce the official release of the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) Restricted Data Analysis System (RDAS). The SED RDAS is a new online data tool designed to expand public access to SED data and allow users to generate customized data tables on a simple yet powerful interface in a secured platform. The SED RDAS contains a comprehensive set of variables beginning with the 2017 SED data, that are not publicly accessible elsewhere.

Sponsored By The National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation The National Institutes of Health The Department of Education The National Endowment for the Humanities