NIH Funding On the Rise

A difficult funding cycle did not thwart our scientists. NIH grants and contracts to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry soared 32 percent from 2008 (NIH fiscal year) to 2009. Part of the increase was due to the availability of one-time stimulus dollars; however even without the stimulus funding the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry had a remarkable 15 percent jump in research funding. Growth in the number of individual researcher-initiated grants and in center core grants, which are shared, both helped fuel the rise in funding. Total NIH funding for fiscal year 2009 was $201.2 million, which included $26 million in stimulus funding, compared to $152.5 million in NIH FY 2008.

National Institutes of Health Funding to University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Year Amount (millions) Change
1999 $76.2 5.4%
2000 $90.8 19.2%
2001 $108.2 19.2%
2002 $122.4 13.1%
2003 $134.9 10.2%
2004 $140.6 4.2%
2005 $143.3 1.9%
2006 $143.2 -.1%
2007 $161.8 13.0%
*2008 $152.2 -5.9%
*2009 $201.3 32.3%

*Note: Total amounts for each year include grants and contracts. In 2008 and 2009, the contract amount was subject to change.

Source: Office of Research and Project Administration