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. Please email the Office of Research with questions or comments.

Recently Updated: MCW Annual Publications with Impact Factor (PPT)
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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 10/14/16.
      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.
  • NIH dollar amounts indicate total expenditures for a fiscal year period and are the sum of both direct and facilities and administrative costs for each fiscal year.
  • R&D contract dollars are not included in reports except where indicated.
  Summary Statements - talking points on MCW's extramural research funding
  • In the federal government’s FY2016, MCW received $90.4 million in NIH funding (excluding R&D contracts).

  • Among the top 50 Schools of Medicine for NIH FY2016 funding, MCW ranks 18th 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, R50, R55, R56, R61,
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; Institute

This data has been updated with the NIH FY2016 dataset from October 14, 2016.

NIH FY 2016 Awards by PI and Departments

  • Each department has a tab that can be filtered by year, activity code, NIH Institute, and PI.
  VA Grants

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

  Other Annual Rankings & Third Party Analyses
Economic Update United for Medical Research 2015 report, NIH’s Role in Sustaining the U.S. Economy: Jobs & Economic Impact FY2014 (PDF), shows that in 2014 NIH invested $383,000,000 in Wisconsin, producing 6,336 new jobs
Research America Economic impact of health research funding from NIH, CDC, NSF and AHRQ for the state of Wisconsin (from Research!America)
FASEB Factsheet

FASEB: Wisconsin 5th District Federal Research Funding Factsheet (PDF)

FASEB: Wisconsin State Federal Research Funding Factsheet (PDF)

Success Rates NIH Office of Extramural Research FY13 Success Rates, Applications, Investigators, and Awards
Average age of new investigators NIH Office of Extramural Research 1980 - 2013 New Investigator Information (PPTX), including average age of PI at the time of first R01


  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.