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.
The NIH allocated hundreds of awards in 2021 to combat the COVID pandemic, some of which exceeded $100 million this year. As a result, rankings of many Institutions, Departments, and Principal Investigators (PIs) differ markedly in comparison to 2020. For more information see an overview of COVID-related NIH awards.
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
Clinical Science Departments
Obstetrics and Gynecology
2021 Rankings of Other Health-Sciences Schools or Hospitals
Other 2021 Rankings
PIs of R&D Contracts Only
Per Capita Rank by State including R&D Contracts
All Funded Institutions including R&D Contracts
Cities including R&D Contracts
States including R&D Contracts
Top Ten Awards in Each Category
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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