From the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR.ORG)
Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2015.
For Ranking Tables of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools in 2016, click here.

The complete final "frozen" NIH award data for fiscal 2015 was posted on 15 December 2015, 30 December 2015, 21 March 2016, and 8 April 2016. Based upon information provided by several schools, we have made about 750 corrections to the latest data amounting to about $150 million dollars. 


The files include direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts except for Table 4 (Worldwide) and Tables 8-10. Table 8 does not include departments nor do they indicate whether an award is made to a medical school. Therefore the Contract files are stand alone tallies. 


Click on School or PI to download the file in Excel Format.

For an analysis of trends in NIH funding (1992-2013), click here.
For information on the updates for this page last made on 19 September 2016 click here.

Awards to the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER refers to the school located in San Antonio, TX

Basic Science Department Clinical Science Department Clinical Science Department (cont.)
Anatomy/Cell Biology School  PI Anesthesiology School PI  Otolaryngology School PI
Biochemistry School PI Dermatology School PI Pathology School PI
Genetics School PI Emergency Medicine School PI Pediatrics School PI
Microbiology School PI Family Medicine School PI Physical Medicine School PI
Neurosciences School PI Internal Medicine School PI Psychiatry School PI
Pharmacology School PI Neurology School PI Public Health School PI
Physiology School PI Neurosurgery School PI Radiology School PI
Obstetrics and Gynecology School PI  Surgery School PI
Ophthalmology School PI Urology School PI
Orthopedics School PI

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Table 1 Total NIH Awards to all Departments of a Given Discipline  Table 2 Total NIH Awards to each Medical School in 2015 including Percentage of Direct and Indirect Costs Table 3 Medical Schools Only File 10 Mb; the comprehensive file for all US Medical Schools receiving NIH funds


Table 4 Worldwide 19 Mb. This lists all NIH Awards in 2015. Every table on this page, except the 2001-2012 rankings, was derived entirely from this file.  Table 5 Medical Schools and Their Depts; this file permits easy comparison of departments within each school. By selecting cells B2 through AV140 and using the sort function, one can generate the rankings for every department including those not posted on this page.  Table 6 List of each Medical School, Dept, PI, and Total Award
Table 7 List of All Institutions Receiving NIH Funds, Their Subdivisions, Depts, PIs, and Total Awards Table 8 R&D Comprehensive Contract file Table 9 PI Ranking for Contracts only
Table 10 Ranking of All Institutions including Contracts. Medical Schools are not usually split out from the parent institution Table 11 Rank of Each School of Medicine from 2014-2001
Table 12  Ranking by State Table 13  Per Capita Ranking by State Table 14  Ranking of State Population
Ranking Tables of NIH funding to Hospitals and Other Health Science Schools for 2015
Schools of Dentistry Hospitals Schools of Veterinary Medicine
Schools of Nursing Schools of Public Health Schools of Pharmacy

Ranking by/Data on

Institution All Principal Investigators Worldwide Department, Medical School, PI
City List of NIH MERIT awardees; NIH MERIT grant data Top Ten Awards in Each Category  


     The data in the 2015 Award files was obtained from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) from the National Institutes of Health.  All of The Medical School data on this page was obtained from the Medical Schools Only (Table 3 above) file. The Medical Schools Only file was derived from the Worldwide File (Table 4 above) downloaded from the NIH. The current Worldwide and Medical Schools only file contains more than 750 corrections. The files most likely contain errors that will require corrections in later iterations. Note that updates and corrections will be made throughout the year as new information becomes available. 
     Although Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and the NIH do not classify this organization as a Medical School, it has admitted about 50 Medical Students annually since 1972 and BRIMR classifies it as a Medical School. The overall award to Mayo ($206,798,201) used in the School of Medicine rankings was obtained from the NIH Worldwide file. This file (Table 4) was used to calculate the rankings for All Institutions and the other Health Science Schools given above. The NIH files specify a single Principal Investigator (PI) so that a grant to multiple PI's and co-PIs cannot be credited to multiple departments. Click here to go to an NIH site for additional information. 
     Please report any discrepancies between the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research files and the NIH files to Webmaster@brimr.org. The Award Data correspond to the US Government fiscal year. Awards for 2015 correspond to those granted from 1 October 2014-30 September 2015. There is considerable variation on how universities credit awards and how the NIH deals with these variations. For more on such caveats, click here. To obtain the list of ARRA funded projects, please visit http://report.nih.gov/recovery.


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