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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.



To seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability.

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH investigates ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases. Comprised of 27 Institutes and Centers, NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

In realizing these goals, NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve health by conducting and supporting research in: the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and cure of human diseases; the processes of human growth and development; the biological effects of environmental contaminants; the understanding of mental, addictive and physical disorders; and by directing programs for the collection, dissemination, and exchange of information in medicine and health, including the development and support of medical libraries and the training of medical librarians and other health information specialists.

NIH awarded over $23 billion in support of its mission to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

The goals of NIH are to:

  • Foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to significantly advance the Nation's capacity to protect and improve health
  • Develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will assure the Nation’s capability to prevent disease
  • Expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation’s economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research and
  • Exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science

View text only version of NIH Grant Programs By Institute

The chart shown below represents NIH institutes that granted awards in FY 2013 and the total dollars each institute awarded. For detailed information by institute, hover over each bubble, or select the link above. The number on each bubble represents the total number of programs for that particular institute.. See Appendix A for detailed data on awards and award dollars.

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View text only version of NIH Grants and Awards History

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Awards by U.S. Location

The map below shows NIH's total or discretionary total awards and award dollars granted by state for FY 2013.1. Mouse over a location to view award data. Hide or restore a location within a range of dollars by clicking on the colored boxes in the legend.

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View text only version of all NIH Discretionary Awards by State and Territory

1Four of the eight territories that received grants from HHS agencies are shown in the above map. The additional territories will be added in the near future. See Appendix A for detailed award data for all eight territories. Data for all eight territories can be viewed by clicking the link to the text version at the top right of the map.

Top 20 Discretionary Award Recipients

The map below shows the top recipients of NIH awards ranked by dollar amount. Mouse over a colored circle to view recipient and award data. The Annual Report's PDF (Appendix A) contains a table of this agency's top recipients.

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A treemap is a chart resembling the concentric circles of a “tree trunk,” that compares FY 2013 and FY 2012 non-discretionary grant program awards by Grantee Type, Grantee Class and Award activity, and displays grant information in several ways. It shows the number of dollars awarded for a type of grant in a fiscal year, the proportion of dollar awards for the type of grant in the current fiscal year, and how much the award dollar value changed from the previous fiscal year.

Closed-ended entitlement program - A type of non- discretionary grant program where the award amount constitutes an upper limit on the amount of funds the federal government may pay for allowable programmatic activities.

Open-ended entitlement program - A type of non- discretionary grant program where, based on compliance with programmatic requirements, e.g., provision of specified services to eligible beneficiaries, the OPDIV is required to reimburse the recipient (generally a state) for all or a portion of eligible costs and there is no upper limit on the amount of funds the federal government will pay for allowable services and activities (as specified in the governing statute and implementing regulations).

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NIH Discretionary Awards Regional and International Recipients

Data for Regional and International Recipients are presented in Table A of this site's PDF.

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