NIH Funding to Research Universities
About the chart
UCLA, USC, and Caltech are the top three universities in NIH funding within Los Angeles County. Between 2007 and 2018, NIH funding to UCLA ranged from about $341 to $410 million, USC from about $162 to $269 million, and Caltech from about $54 to $80 million. Both UCLA and USC have consistently remained in the top five universities in California for NIH funding throughout the years.
Why is NIH funding important?
The National Institutes of Health is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability. NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the research foundation that drives discovery (National Institutes of Health).