BRIMR Rankings of NIH Funding in 2021

as compiled by Robert Roskoski Jr. and Tristram G. Parslow

All data are derived from NIH year-end composite data for the federal fiscal year ending 30 September 2021, as released on the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). For additional information please see, a brief overview of BRIMR and its rankings, and a detailed methodology and changes affecting this year’s rankings.

2021 Rankings of Medical Schools and Their Departments

Total NIH Awards to each medical school in 2021

Rank of each school annually over the past two decades

Total NIH Awards to all funded Medical School Departments in a given discipline

For each funded School of Medicine, lists 2021 annual rank and funding by discipline for individual departments

Basic Science Departments

Anatomy/Cell Biology
Biomedical Engineering

Clinical Science Departments

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstretics and Gynecology

Physical Medicine
Public Health

2021 Rankings of Other Health-Sciences Schools or Hospitals

Other 2021 Rankings

All Funded Institutions including R&D Contracts
Cities including R&D Contracts

2021 Source Files

This 19-MB file shows BRIMR’s adaptation of NIH’s 2021 Worldwide list of awards, including R&D Contracts. Every table on this page, except the chronologic and state-population rankings, was derived entirely from this dataset.

This 10-MB file is a subset of BRIMR Worldwide_2021 that provides comprehensive award data (including R&D Contracts) for all Schools of Medicine that received NIH funding in 2021.

Lists total NIH funds to each PI who received them in 2021, including R&D Contracts, categorized by grantee institution, subdivision, and department.

Lists total 2021 NIH awards (excluding R&D contracts) to each funded PI, by Department and School of Medicine

Lists total 2021 NIH awards (excluding R&D contracts) to each funded PI, by School of Medicine and Department.

A subset of BRIMR Worldwide_2021 providing comprehensive data on R&D Contracts only.

All Principal Investigators Worldwide including R&D Contracts.

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