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Insight & Intelligence™ : Aug 19, 2013

The Top 50 NIH-Funded Universities

Which schools earned the most funding this year?

Below is a list of 50 universities, including medical schools, ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2013 federal fiscal year through August 5 (FY 2013 ends on September 30) and the number of grant awards funded.

This year’s list has been expanded from last year’s edition of the NIH list, which ranked the top 25 institutions. The expanded list makes evident several observations. One is the dominance of California institutions, driven by the success in winning NIH grants enjoyed by some of the largest schools in the University of California system. In all, six UC schools appear on this year’s list—UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, and UCLA, which all made the top 10; followed further down by UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley. Among the Golden State’s private institutions, Stanford University and University of Southern California (USC) placed in the list’s top half. Second-best state for winning NIH funds is Massachusetts.

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 (5), followed by Massachusetts (4). Illinois and Texas each have three universities or med schools on the list.

Research institutes, while receiving millions from NIH, aren’t on top of this list, most likely because they have less need for government funds since they can draw on other resources, whether it be gifts from the foundations that established them, or their own fundraising.

#50. Medical College of Wisconsin

FY 2013: $66,726,825 toward 151 awards

#49. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FY 2013: $68,998,465 toward 169 awards

#48. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

FY 2013: $71,226,991 toward 208 awards

#47. Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

FY 2013: $75,519,781 toward 216 awards

#46. Boston University Medical Campus

FY 2013: $76,324,157 toward 181 awards

#45. University of California, Berkeley

FY 2013: $83,189,712 toward 264 awards

#44. University of Miami School of Medicine

FY 2013: $84,993,556 toward 204 awards

#43. University of Virginia

FY 2013: $89,683,334 toward 247 awards

#42. University of California, Irvine

FY 2013: $91,489,140 toward 249 awards

#41. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

FY 2013: $92,929,650 toward 219 awards

#40. Harvard University (School of Public Health)

FY 2013: $94,149,147 toward 148 awards

#39. University of Florida

FY 2013: $96,685,921 toward 254 awards

#38. University of Utah

FY 2013: $98,449,243 toward 281 awards

#37. Ohio State University

FY 2013: $98,498,884 toward 286 awards

#36: University of Illinois

FY 2013: $100,209,464 toward 247 awards

#35. University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

FY 2013: $102,941,721 toward 248 awards

Below is a list of 50 universities, including medical schools, ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2013 federal fiscal year through August 5 (FY 2012 ends on September 30) and the number of grant awards funded.

This year’s list has been expanded from last year’s edition of the NIH list, which ranked the top 25 institutions. The expanded list makes evident several observations. One is the dominance of California institutions, driven by the success in winning NIH grants enjoyed by some of the largest schools in the University of California system. In all, six UC schools appear on this year’s list—UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, and UCLA, which all made the top 10; followed further down by UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley. Among the Golden State’s private institutions, Stanford University and University of Southern California (USC) placed in the list’s top half. Second-best state for winning NIH funds is Massachusetts.

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 (5), followed by Massachusetts (4). Illinois and Texas each have three universities or med schools on the list.

Research institutes, while receiving millions from NIH, aren’t on top of this list, most likely because they have less need for government funds since they can draw on other resources, whether it be gifts from the foundations that established them, or their own fundraising.

#34. University of Iowa

FY 2013: $107,469,884 toward 288 awards

#33. University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center

FY 2013: $108,713,006 toward 311 awards

#32. University of Maryland Baltimore

FY 2013: $109,440,859 toward 266 awards

#31. New York University School of Medicine

FY 2013: $113,956,870 toward 282 awards

#30. University of Rochester

FY 2013: $119,478,341 toward 297 awards

#29. Case Western Reserve University

FY 2013: $121,040,324 toward 284 awards

#28. University of Chicago

FY 2013: $122,918,492 toward 297 awards

#27. Albert Einstein College of Medicine

FY 2013: $127,180,651 toward 269 awards

#26. Northwestern University at Chicago

FY 2013: $127,904,528 toward 336 awards

#25. University of Alabama at Birmingham

FY 2013: $128,032,911 toward 325 awards

#24. University of Colorado Denver

FY 2013: $129,408,296 toward 358 awards

#23. Harvard University (Medical School)

FY 2013: $131,067,454 toward 292 awards

#22. University of Southern California

FY 2013: $131,772,721 toward 272 awards

#21. University of California, Davis

FY 2013: $134,072,241 toward 336 awards

#20. Baylor College of Medicine

FY 2013: $143,535,778 toward 321 awards

#19. Oregon Health and Science University

FY 2013: $157,193,264 toward 350 awards

#18. University of Wisconsin-Madison

FY 2013: $192,748,376 toward 488 awards

Below is a list of 50 universities, including medical schools, ranked by how much in NIH funding they have received during the current 2013 federal fiscal year through August 5 (FY 2012 ends on September 30) and the number of grant awards funded.

This year’s list has been expanded from last year’s edition of the NIH list, which ranked the top 25 institutions. The expanded list makes evident several observations. One is the dominance of California institutions, driven by the success in winning NIH grants enjoyed by some of the largest schools in the University of California system. In all, six UC schools appear on this year’s list—UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, and UCLA, which all made the top 10; followed further down by UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC Berkeley. Among the Golden State’s private institutions, Stanford University and University of Southern California (USC) placed in the list’s top half. Second-best state for winning NIH funds is Massachusetts.

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 (5), followed by Massachusetts (4). Illinois and Texas each have three universities or med schools on the list.

Research institutes, while receiving millions from NIH, aren’t on top of this list, most likely because they have less need for government funds since they can draw on other resources, whether it be gifts from the foundations that established them, or their own fundraising.

#17. Emory University

FY 2013: $197,297,729 toward 470 awards

#16. University of Minnesota

FY 2013: $203,999,952 toward 463 awards

#15. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

FY 2013: $213,727,910 toward 588 awards

#14. Columbia University Health Sciences

FY 2013: $242,390,695 toward 558 awards

#13. Stanford University

FY 2013: $243,079,113 toward 610 awards

#12. Duke University

FY 2013: $248,376,112 toward 555 awards

#11. Yale University

FY 2013: $249,966,872 toward 671 awards

#10. University of California, Los Angeles

FY 2013: $256,586,764 toward 615 awards

#9. Washington University

FY 2013: $262,254,554 toward 664 awards

#8. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

FY 2013: $269,225,577 toward 647 awards

#7. University of California, San Diego

FY 2013: $290,436,804 toward 670 awards

#6. University of Pittsburgh

FY 2013: $291,135,285 toward 749 awards

#5. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

FY 2013: $306,481,422 toward 782 awards

#4. University of Pennsylvania

FY 2013: $334,469,587 toward 821 awards

#3. University of Washington

FY 2013: $336,840,040 toward 681 awards

#2. University of California-San Francisco

FY 2013: $339,936,379 toward 853 awards

#1. Johns Hopkins University

FY 2013: $418,940,258 toward 955 awards