GEN’s list of the 25 institutions receiving the largest awards last year.


The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides grants that support the advancement of basic knowledge about all aspects of living systems. The funding efforts are in line with NIH’s stated mission of “extending healthy life and reducing the burdens of illness and disability.”

Below you will find two listings. The first shows the top 25 grant-receiving institutions based on the total value of all NIH grants awarded in 2009. The second covers the top principal investigators funded by the NIH.

Top 25 NIH-Funded Institutes*

Johns Hopkins University—$721,116,047
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor—$561,836,894
University of Pennsylvania— $551,850,640
University of California at San Francisco—$549,486,647
University of Washington—$525,688,239
University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh—$500,700,083
University of California at Los Angeles—$463,135,226
Duke University—$461,375,625
Washington University—$459,176,134
University of California at San Diego—$423,519,464
Yale University—$423,439,945
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—$403,379,897
Massachusetts General Hospital—$379,305,668
Vanderbilt University—$376,657,197
Stanford University—$364,514,668
University of Wisconsin at Madison—$354,061,952
Columbia University Health Sciences—$348,328,699
Brigham and Women’s Hospital—$325,097,172
Emory University—$315,839,038
University of Minnesota Twin Cities—$293,186,539
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center—$274,403,654
University of Alabama at Birmingham—$267,917,647
University of Chicago—$258,899,657
Scripps Research Institute—$256,647,467
Baylor College of Medicine—$247,049,711

Top 20 NIH-Funded Principal Investigators*

William Busse, University of Wisconsin at Madison—$56,289,912
Eric S. Lander, MIT—$53,669,831
Barton F. Haynes, Duke University—$52,473,113
Bruce Birren, MIT—$49,680,875
Richard K. Wilson, Washington University—$45,729,213
Richard A. Gibbs, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor—$36,999,139
Gregory H. Reaman, National Childhood Cancer Foundation—$36,734,619
Lawrence Corey, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center—$36,622,710
Constance Ann Benson, University of California at San Diego—$34,628,572
Lee Marshall Nadler, Harvard University Medical School—$33,822,019
David R. Weir, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor—$31,620,211
Sten H. Vermund, Vanderbilt University—$29,293,650
Kathryn Hirst, George Washington University—$25,616,949
S. Claiborne Johnston, University of California at San Francisco—$24,867,371
Jay Arnold Tischfield, Rutgers—$23,969,195
Laurence Howard Baker, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor—$23,699,999            
John C. Reed, University of California at San Diego—$21,523,749
Margaret Juliana Mcelrath, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center—$21,344,583
Steven E. Reis, University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh—$21,334,727
Daniel Ernest Ford, Johns Hopkins University—$21,179,300

*Data Source: NIH Sales








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