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 e-mail the Office of Research with questions or comments.  This page last updated September 4, 2015

NOTE: The NIH fiscal year ends September 30; NIH rankings should be posted by early November

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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 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 - talking points on MCW's extramural research funding
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.

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

MCW vs. NIH Success Rates for FY2006 - FY2014 (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, RL5, RL9, P01, P42, PN1, UA5, UC1, UC2, UC3,
C4, UC7, UF1, UH2, UH3, UH5, UM1, U01, U19, U34, DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, DP5

NIH Rankings for all Schools of Medicine (SOM)

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

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

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


NIH Data for MCW - Institutional Detail

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  
  Rankings for All MCW Depts   Active Training Awards (T32 & T35)
(as of September 16, 2014)
  Awards by Project Type  
  Awards by NIH Institute/Center   Active SBIR/STTR Subawards
(as of May 9, 2014)


NIH Data for MCW - Departmental Detail: PI; Grant Type; Project Title

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


VA Grants

Active MCW VA Grants
(as of January 6, 2015)

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 - 2014 Total NIH Expenditures

MCW 1998 - 2014 Total NIH Expenditures for
Clinical vs. Basic Science Departments
includes ARRA for 2009 & 2010

MCW 1999 - 2014 Total Grants & Contracts Expenditures -
Federal vs. Non-Federal

MCW Total Awards for Research by Sponsor Type
for 2009 - 2014

MCW NIH Awards by Institute/Center for 2008 - 2014

MCW Total Awards for Research for 2009 - 2014:
Top 20 Departments

NIH SOM: Rank for Overall Funding vs Rank for # T Awards:
2010 - 2014



2005 - 2014 MCW Publications with Impact Factor Breakdown


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.

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