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June 04, 2018

Top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions of 2018

California, Massachusetts Lead the Nation with Eight Recipients Each

Top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions of 2018

The National Institutes of Health’s Biomedical Research Center located at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. According to the NIH, about 10% of the agency's budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories.

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests nearly $37.3 billion annually in medical research. More than 80% of the funding is awarded through nearly 50,000 competitive grants to more than 300,000 researchers at more than 2500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every U.S. state and around the world.

    Below is a list of 50 universities (including medical schools), research institutions, and teaching hospitals ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2018 federal fiscal year, through May 29. FY 2018 ends on September 30. Also included for each NIH grant recipient is the number of grant awards funded in FY 2018, which was not a factor in the ranking.

    This year’s Top 50 List almost mirrors GEN’s Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters list (published in June 2017 and set to be updated later this year) when it comes to state-by-state funding trends.

    Among the 26 states with at least one institution among the top 50 listed here, California and Massachusetts lead the nation, with seven institutions in each state receiving NIH grant funding. Next-highest is New York with five NIH-funded institutions. These three states combined account for more than one-third (19) of the top 50 NIH-funded institutions in the current 2018 federal fiscal year.

    Those states were followed by eight states with two institutions each (Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington state). Another 15 states have a single NIH-funded institution among the top 50 listed here.

     

    50. Indiana University­–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    $56,438,050 toward 124 awards

    49. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    $56,926,604 toward 86 awards

    48. University of Arizona
    $60,023,113 toward 111 awards

    47. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    $63,792,161 toward 116 awards

    46. University of Virginia
    $66,907,817 toward 155 awards

    45. University of Chicago
    $67,410,003 toward 168 awards

    44. The University of Maryland, Baltimore
    $68,582,881 toward 157 awards

    43. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    $68,944,332 toward 125 awards

    42. Boston Children’s Hospital
    $70,722,429 toward 155 awards

    41. University of California, Davis
    $71,507,282 toward 184 awards

    40. The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center
    $71,770,911 toward 191 awards

    39. University of Iowa
    $72,534,906 toward 163 awards

    38. University of Florida
    $72,653,469 toward 171 awards

    37. The Ohio State University
    $72,828,280 toward 178 awards

    36. University of Utah
    $73,895,321 toward 185 awards

    35. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    $74,335,464 toward 150 awards

    34. University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School
    $76,937,656 toward 157 awards

    33. The Scripps Research Institute
    $79,770,376 toward 137 awards

    32. Case Western Reserve University
    $83,013,091 toward 153 awards

    31. New York University School of Medicine
    $85,446,839 toward 186 awards

    30. Baylor College of Medicine
    $88,581,364 toward 211 awards

    29. Oregon Health & Science University
    $89,384,064 toward 197 awards

    28. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
    $90,159,590 toward 179 awards

    27. University of Wisconsin–Madison
    $90,721,466 toward 237 awards

    26. Harvard Medical School
    $91,617,248 toward 164 awards

    25. University of Colorado (CU) Denver
    $91,881,707 toward 231 awards

    24. University of Southern California
    $93,490,139 toward 163 awards

    23. Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    $97,389,230 toward 197 awards

    22. University of Minnesota
    $101,626,706 toward 238 awards

    21. Northwestern University
    $104,224,948 toward 236 awards

    20. Emory University
    $115,869,992 toward 271 awards

    19. The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    $125,661,942 toward 228 awards

    18. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    $132,258,711 toward 255 awards

    17. University of California, Los Angeles
    $138,277,318 toward 324 awards

    16. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    $151,680,106 toward 325 awards

    15. Duke University
    $160,584,837 toward 315 awards

    14. Yale University
    $160,839,558 toward 381 awards

    13. Columbia University Health Sciences
    $162,448,837 toward 312 awards

    12. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    $165,381,325 toward 108 awards

    11. University of Washington
    $174,249,564 toward 383 awards

    10. University of California, San Diego
    $184,616,680 toward 383 awards

    9. Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    $188,653,916 toward 229 awards

    8. Massachusetts General Hospital
    $195,453,382 toward 375 awards

    7. University of Pennsylvania
    $202,783,990 toward 460 awards

    6. University of California, San Francisco
    $203,809,924 toward 482 awards

    5. Stanford University
    $208,058,611 toward 427 awards

    4. Washington University in St. Louis
    $208,643,233 toward 424 awards

    3. University of Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh
    $220,179,193 toward 477 awards

    2. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
    $227,510,151 toward 482 awards

    1. Johns Hopkins University
    $267,338,120 toward 519 awards

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