Aug 2016 Summary | In Aug 2016, NIH awarded $3.11 billion funding in 8,524 grants to 7,080 PIs. California is the most awarded states. UMich is the most awarded institution. Top awarded PIs are Leonidas Platanias from Northwestern, Thomas Lynch from Yale, and Timothy Eberlein from Washington University.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) serves as the nation’s medical research agency and is the largest source of funding for biomedical and behavioral research in the world. The mission of “The Status of Research” monthly report is to gain insights from multiple perspectives into the entire NIH’s budget composed of as many as 27 appropriations for its Institutes and Centers, Office of the Director, and Buildings and Facilities.
In total, $3.11 billion funding was awarded this month, 18% decrease over July. 7,080 PIs from 920 institutions were awarded 8,524 grants.
The $3.11 billion funding is awarded across 52 states and territories, with funding ranging from $0.93M to $428M. California is the most awarded state with 1,217 projects and 1,026 PIs. Besides California, other top3 awarded states include Massachusetts and New York.
In total, there are 920 institutions received NIH funding, showing a well distributed pattern. UMichigan emerged to first place with 218 projects, 175 PIs, and $70.5M funding. Other top institutions include UPitts and UCSF.
Each PI received 1.2 Projects with $0.51M funding on average. Among 7,080 awardees, Leonidas Platanias from Northwestern, Thomas Lynch from Yale, and Timothy Eberlein from Washington University are the top 3 most awarded PIs by number of projects.
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