Funding Reports

The Office of Research prepares reports on NIH and other research funding for the Medical College of Wisconsin. These reports are regularly updated as new & revised data becomes available. Complete fiscal year data typically is posted the following January - May. Please email the Office of Research with questions or comments. This page last updated September 2, 2016.

Just updated: MCW Annual Publications with Impact Factor (PPTX)

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  Important notes regarding the data
  • The NIH fiscal year spans October 1 to September 30.
  • The NIH does not classify Mayo Clinic as a School of Medicine (SOM), and therefore Mayo Clinic is not included among SOM rankings.  The Blue Ridge Institute of Medical Research (BRIMR) chooses to add Mayo Clinic to their ranking reports. MCW reports unaltered and directly downloadable rankings from the NIH, and has done so historically.
  • There are currently two sources for NIH data. Sources and dates of download are indicated on reports.
    1. NIH Awards by Location & Organization
      Used for ranking and comparison amongst Schools of Medicine (SOM).
      Most recent fiscal year data frozen by the NIH on 4/08/2016.
      ARRA data is not available from this source.
      Awards that are not coded for SOM are not included in these reports. MCW has in the past had NIH awards that were not coded SOM: these dollars are not included when comparing to other SOMs yet are included in other reports of MCW totals, where indicated.
      Continuously updated results.
      ARRA award data is included, but due to download limitations and the inability to specify Medical Schools only, this source is only used when not comparing SOMs.
  • NIH dollar amounts indicate total expenditures for a fiscal year period and are the sum of both direct and indirect costs for each fiscal year.
  • Reports include tabs for several fiscal years, many going back to 2008.
  • Totals for 2009 and 2010 do not include ARRA awards, except where indicated.
  • R&D contract dollars are not included in reports except where indicated.
  Summary Statements - talking points on MCW's extramural research funding
  • NOTE: The NIH published a revised FY2015 dataset on April 8, 2016. Numbers below are based on this new dataset.
  • In the federal government’s FY 2015, the College received $85.7 million in NIH funding and ranked 45th among the nation’s 139 medical schools receiving NIH research funding. The Medical College remains in the top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding.
  • Despite an overall decrease in the dollars awarded to Schools of Medicine from FY14 to FY15, MCW realized an increase of over $6M, nearly an 8% increase.  And of the top 50 SOM, only half received an increase in award dollars, and only eleven had a better percentage increase in award dollars.
  • Despite an overall decrease in numbers of awards issued to SOM by the NIH, MCW obtained twelve more awards in FY15 than in FY14 (from 166 to 178).
  • Among the top 50 Schools of Medicine for NIH FY2015 funding, MCW ranks 10th for dollars per award.
  • In MCW's fiscal year 2015, the College received $138.7 million in total grant awards for research from all funding sources.  More than 3,200 research studies were conducted, including clinical trials.
  MCW Success Rates for NIH Research Project Grants (RPGs)

Success rates are calculated for MCW competing reviewed applications for Research Project Grants (RPG*) based on NIH definition of success rate (PDF).


Rates are provided for all application types as well as NEW and COMPETING RENEWAL.

MCW vs. NIH Success Rates for FY2006 - FY2015 (PPTX)

Source for MCW applications is eRA Commons; source for NIH success rates
is Table #206 (XLSX) from NIH Data Book. Applications are assigned a fiscal year based
on Budget Start Date.  Applications having one or more submissions for the same
project in the same fiscal year are only counted once. NIH success rates do not include
ARRA applications or awards.  MCW applications and awards may include ARRA.

*RPG = R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R22, R23, R29, R33, R34, R35, R36, R37, R55, R56,
RC1, RC2, RC3, RC4, RF1, RL1, RL2, RL9, P01, P42, PN1, PM1, RM1, UA5, UC1, UC2, UC3,
UC4, UC7, UF1, UG3, UH2, UH3, UH5, UM1, UM2, U01, U19, U34, DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, DP5

  NIH Rankings for all Schools of Medicine (SOM)

Tables in this section have been updated with the NIH FY2015 dataset from April 8, 2016.

See tabs at bottom of each spreadsheet for data from previous fiscal years.

  Rankings by Award Dollars   Rankings by Number of Awards
  Ranking Change from prior FY   Rankings by Average Dollar per Award
  Rankings Since 2005   Rankings for Basic Science Awards
  NIH Rankings by Department

Tables in this section have been updated with the NIH FY2015 dataset from April 8, 2016.

See tabs at bottom of each spreadsheet for data from previous fiscal years.

  Anatomy/Cell Biology Medicine Pediatrics
  Anesthesiology Microbiology Pharmacology
  Biochemistry Neurology Physical Medicine & Rehab
  Biophysics/Physiology Neurosurgery Physiology
  Biostatistics Ophthalmology Plastic Surgery
  Dermatology Orthopedics Psychiatry
  Emergency Medicine Otolaryngology Radiation-Diagnostic/Onc
  Family Medicine Pathology Surgery
  *Note: Departments listed are those with MCW NIH data for any of FY 2008 - 2015
  NIH Data for MCW - Institutional Detail

Tables in this section have been updated with the NIH FY2015 dataset from April 8, 2016.

See tabs at bottom of spreadsheet for data from previous fiscal years.

  Dollars & # of Awards By Dept   Active Grants: Grant Type, PI, Institute
as of September 4, 2015
  Basic Science vs Clinical Depts:
Award $ per Faculty
  Rankings for All MCW Depts   Active Training Awards (T32 & T35)
includes number of trainees; as of January 20, 2016
  Awards by Project Type  
  Awards by NIH Institute/Center   Active SBIR/STTR Subawards
as of March 28, 2016
  NIH Data for MCW - Departmental Detail: PI; Grant Type; Project Title

Tables in this section have been updated with the NIH FY2015 dataset from April 8, 2016.

See tabs at bottom of each spreadsheet for data from previous fiscal years.

  VA Grants

Active MCW VA Grants (XLSX)
(as of April 15, 2016)

  Other Annual Rankings & Third Party Analyses
  Charts & Graphs
  MCW Submission Processing Statistics

Visit MCW Submission Processing Statistics to view information on how long might it take for your eBridge submission (AUA, PRO) to be processed.