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Federal fellowship benefits

The benefits are the payments that are received by the recipients of Federal fellowships; these payments are a small portion of the total fellowship.

These payments are estimated in three subcomponents: The payments to outstanding science students who receive National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, the subsistence payments to the cadets at the six state maritime academies, and the payments for all other Federal fellowships.

The state and county estimates of the payments to the recipients of NSF grants are based on annual NSF tabulations of the number of students receiving fellowships at each institution.

The state and county estimates of the subsistence payments to the cadets are based on payments data for each academy. The amount of the payment is assigned to the state and county in which each academy is located.

Because of the lack of pertinent data, the national estimates of the payments to the recipients of all other Federal fellowships are allocated to states and counties in proportion to the civilian population.