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Aug 18, 2014

The Top 50 NIH-Funded Universities of 2014

Just like last year, California tops the list with eight schools receiving substantial funding.

The Top 50 NIH-Funded Universities of 2014

California, New York, and Massachusetts all have a lot of schools on this list, but which school is number one? [© zimmytws - Fotolia.com]

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests nearly $30.1 billion annually in medical research. More than 80% of the funding is awarded through almost 50,000 competitive grants to more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. Below is a list of 50 universities, including medical schools, ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2014 federal fiscal year, through August 11. FY 2014 ends on September 30. Also included for each school is the number of grant awards funded in FY 2014, which was not a factor in the ranking.

    One thing that hasn’t changed from last year is that California is the state with the largest number of schools on this list (eight)—of which six are schools within the University of California system. The list does not include research institutes or institutions primarily known for being teaching/research hospitals or clinical care centers that are not denoted by name as being part of university systems. As a result, the next largest concentration of ranked institutions on this list—NIH top funded universities and medical schools—can be found in New York (six), followed by Massachusetts (four), Illinois, and Texas (three each). It can be said, therefore, that five states account for almost half of the 50 top NIH-funded schools in the nation.

    However, when ranked by state and including all recipients of NIH grant funding, including research institutes and teaching hospitals, Massachusetts finished second to California, with New York close behind in third through August 11.

  • #50. Medical University of South Carolina

    FY 2014: $73,771,694 toward 219 awards

  • #49. University of California, Irvine

    FY 2014: $75,710,889 toward 213 awards

  • #48. University of Miami School of Medicine

    FY 2014: $80,084,783 toward 195 awards

  • #47. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    FY 2014: $83,341,091 toward 205 awards

  • #46. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

    FY 2014: $85,675,044 toward 228 awards

  • #45. University of Illinois at Chicago

    FY 2014: $86,233,811 toward 229 awards

  • #44. University of California, Berkeley

    FY 2014: $87,275,499 toward 264 awards

  • #43. Boston University Medical Campus

    FY 2014: $90,185,978 toward 185 awards

  • #42. University of Virginia

    FY 2014: $93,702,162 toward 239 awards

  • #41. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester

    FY 2014: $94,030,179 toward 240 awards

  • #40. University of Florida

    FY 2014: $98,425,894 toward 244 awards

  • #39. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    FY 2014: $101,013,488 toward 228 awards

  • #38. Ohio State University

    FY 2014: $102,339,453 toward 263 awards

  • #37. Harvard School of Public Health

    FY 2014: $104,661,511 toward 140 awards

  • #36. University of Utah

    FY 2014: $106,691,724 toward 287 awards 

  • #35. University of Maryland, Baltimore

    FY 2014: $112,004,816 toward 266 awards

  • #34. University of Rochester

    FY 2014: $117,458,535 toward 292 awards

  • #33. Case Western Reserve University

    FY 2014: $118,733,691 toward 261 awards

  • #32. University of Iowa

    FY 2014: $120,013,485 toward 278 awards

  • #31. Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    FY 2014: $121,990,087 toward 256 awards

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