Missouri Ranks 12th in Funding from Health Institute, Washington University Fifth Among All Institutions

Annually, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, computes data on funding provided by NIH grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to universities, hospitals, and other institutions. 

The most recent data shows Missouri ranked 12th and Washington University fifth among all institutions in grant dollars received. The NIH is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. 

Missouri received 1,201 awards totaling $511.7 million in 2005. The majority of that came from 1,076 research grants of $461.5 million. Other types of grants received were 52 training grants ($16.9 million), 50 fellowships ($2.0 million), 18 R& D Contracts ($21.5 million), 1 construction grant ($9.2 million), and 4 from other activities ($413,586).

Among all institutions, Washington University in St. Louis ranked fifth in grant dollars with 855 awards of $394.7 million. This accounted for 71 percent of Missouri's awards and 77 percent of the funding. Topping the national list are Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania.

The $511.7 million all Missouri institutions received in 2005 was an increase of $14.6 million from the previous year. Other Missouri institutions receiving significant grants were the University of Missouri-Columbia ($45.1 million), ranking it 110th and St. Louis University ($39.9 million), ranking it 120th among all institutions.

Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research,


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