Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or engaged in advanced academic study in preparation for a doctorate: predoctoral course work; a predoctoral student.

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  • adj. Prior to receiving a doctorate

Etymologies

pre- +‎ doctoral (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Max Abrahms, a predoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, has studied dozens of terrorist groups from all over the world.

    Security Matters: The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Terrorists

  • Application deadlines vary according to each fellowship program with earliest deadline being November 16, 2006 for predoctoral fellowships.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • D. was in brain physiology and I had an NSF predoctoral fellowship and I have never heard of this “reknown” Dr. Lynn.

    Presidential IQ Report

  • Already in the first days of the campaign, the team in Turkey, where my colleague Prof. Jeroen Poblome, assisted by three dozen of postdoctoral and predoctoral researchers, replaced me, the first friends and important visitors could be welcomed to the site.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Daily Life 2007

  • He was a Social Science Research Council predoctoral fellow from 1935-1937, a member of the Society of Fellows, Harvard

    Paul A. Samuelson - Biography

  • Much of what I have learned about these propositions I owe to the research of predoctoral and postdoctoral students, to subsequent studies during their professional careers, and to my academic colleagues.

    Theodore W. Schultz - Prize Lecture

  • I don't feel that I am totally inept, for I have been awarded a predoctoral fellowship that will support me during the remainder of graduate school.

    On Handling the Data

  • Dane Swango, a predoctoral fellow at Stanford University currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA, talks about the goals, design, implementation, and limitations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) to students and staff of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at a luncheon seminar on January

    WN.com - Articles related to Russia and US on brink of deal to cut nuclear arms

  • Dane Swango, a predoctoral fellow at Stanford University currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA, answers questions after his presentation about the goals, design, implementation, and limitations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) at a luncheon seminar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies on January 27, 2009.

    WN.com - Articles related to Russia and US on brink of deal to cut nuclear arms

  • Dane Swango, a predoctoral fellow at Stanford University currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at UCLA, talks about the goals, design, implementation, and limitations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) to students and staff of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at a luncheon seminar on January 27, 2009.

    WN.com - Articles related to Russia and US on brink of deal to cut nuclear arms

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