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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 June 11, 2014


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, while 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 allows ranking and comparison amongst Schools of Medicine (SOM). Here, fiscal year data has been frozen by the NIH on 12/16/2013. ARRA data is not available from this source.  Awards that are not coded for SOM are not included in these reports.  MCW typically has one or more NIH awards that are not coded SOM: these dollars are not included when comparing to other SOMs yet are included in other reports of MCW totals, where indicated.

    2. NIH RePORTER provides continuously updated results which are subject to change. 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 for FY09 - FY13, except where indicated.

Summary Statements

  • In the federal government’s FY 2013, the College received $88.7 million in NIH funding and ranked 43rd among the nation’s 138 medical schools receiving NIH research funding. The Medical College remains in the top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding.

  • In MCW's fiscal year 2013, the College received $144 million in total grant awards for research from all funding sources.  More than 2,100 research studies were conducted, including clinical trials.

  • Among the top 50 Schools of Medicine for NIH FY2013 funding, MCW ranks 3rd for dollars per award.  This ranking is above Duke University (4th), Harvard University (5th), Stanford (9th) and Johns Hopkins (12th).


NIH Rankings - Schools of Medicine (SOM)

  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 - Departments

  Anatomy/Cell Biology Family Medicine Otolaryngology
  Anesthesiology Internal Medicine/Medicine Pediatrics
  Biochemistry Microbiol/Immunol/Virology Pharmacology
  Biophysics/Physiology Neurology Physical Medicine & Rehab
  Biostatistics Neurosurgery Psychiatry
  Dermatology Ophthalmology Radiation-Diagnostic/Oncology
  Emergency Medicine Orthopedics Surgery
  *Note: Departments listed are those with MCW NIH data for any of FY 2008 - 2013


MCW NIH Detail - Institutional

  Dollars & # of Awards By Dept   Active Grants: Grant Type, PI, Institute
(as of March 26, 2014)
  Basic Science vs Clinical Depts  
  Rankings for All MCW Depts   Active Training Awards (T32 & T35)
(as of March 12, 2014)
  Awards by Project Type  
  Awards by NIH Institute/Center   Active SBIR/STTR Subawards
(as of May 9, 2014)


MCW NIH Detail - Department; PI; Grant Type; Project Title

  Complete list of all Departments  
  Anatomy/Cell Bio   Inst. for Health & Society Otolaryngology
  Anesthesiology   Internal Medicine/Medicine Pediatrics
  Biochemistry   Microbiol/Immunol/Virology Pharmacology
  Biophysics   MISC (Other) Physical Med & Rehab
  Biostatistics   Neurology Physiology
  Dermatology   Neurosurgery Psychiatry
  Emergency Medicine   Ophthalmology Radiation-Diagnostic/Onc
  Family Medicine   Orthopedics Surgery


Other Annual Rankings & Third Party Analyses

United for Medical Research 2012 study, An Economic Engine, shows that in 2010 NIH invested $407,000,000 in Wisconsin, producing 8,263 new jobs - From Research!America Economic Impact of Health Research on the State of Wisconsin
FASEB: Wisconsin 4th & 5th District NIH Information Factsheet (pdf)
NIH Office of Extramural Research FY13 Success Rates, Applications, Investigators, and Awards
NIH Office of Extramural Research New Investigator Information (ppt), including average age of PI at the time of first R01


Charts & Graphs


MCW 1998 - 2013 Total NIH Expenditures

MCW 1998 - 2013 Total NIH Expenditures for
Clinical vs. Basic Science Departments;
Includes ARRA for 2009 & 2010

MCW 1999 - 2013 Total Grants & Contracts Expenditures -
Federal vs. Non-Federal

MCW Total Awards for Research Pie Charts for 2009 - 2013

MCW NIH Awards by Institute/Center for 2009 - 2013

MCW Total Awards for Research for 2009 - 2013:
Top 20 Departments

NIH SOM: Rank for Overall Funding vs Rank for # T Awards:
2010 - 2013



2005 - 2012 MCW Publications with Impact Factor Breakdown


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