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

Director

Mission

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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Organization

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 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

NIH Award History

The Total Award Amounts and Award Number chart shows the number of awards in thousands and the amount of award dollars in billions that NIH granted during the current and previous 5 fiscal years. The number of awards is shown in the blue bars. The award dollars are represented as gold bars. Data for the current fiscal year, at the far right of the chart, are depicted in brighter colors.

Hover over any bar to see a tool tip that shows award or dollar data.

In the legend, click on Number of Awards to see only the gold bars display in the chart. Click on Total Award Amount to see only the blue bars.

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NIH Total Awards

The interactive pie charts compare NIH total award dollars in billions, and NIH total number of awards in thousands, with the award dollars and number of awards of all other granting HHS agencies. Mouse over any pie segment to see the percentage that segment represents.

The charts' segments can be rearranged. Click on and hold a segment and move the mouse in a circular motion.

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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 2014, including U.S. Territories. for FY 2014, including U.S. Territories. 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.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

Top 20 Discretionary Award Recipients

The map below uses a range of blue circles to show the top 20 national recipients of NIH discretionary awards ranked by dollar amount. Larger, darker circles indicate higher rank and amount (see legend). States without a circle did not have a recipient in the top 20. Mouse over a colored circle to view recipient and award data.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

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NIH Discretionary Awards Regional and International Recipients

The interactive world map below, and the detailed map which appears when a continent is clicked, use a range of blue colors to show NIH discretionary award spending by continent. Darker colors indicate higher dollar amounts (see legend). Mouse over each continent to view more data. Remove one or more continents by clicking on a dollar range in the legend.

To drill down for more detail, click on a continent. A separate window opens displaying each country in that continent. Mouse over a country to see data for that country. Remove one or more countries by clicking on a dollar range in the legend.

Close the window by clicking in the upper right corner of the window.

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Top 20 International Discretionary Award Recipients

The interactive world map below, and the detailed map which appears when a continent is clicked, use a range of blue-colored circles to show the top 20 international recipients of NIH discretionary awards ranked by dollar amount. Larger, darker circles indicate higher rank and amount (see legend). Mouse over a circle to view detailed recipient and award data.

To drill down for more detail, click on a continent. A separate window opens displaying each country in that continent. Mouse over a country to see data for that country.

Close the window by clicking in the upper right corner of the window.

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2U.S. award dollars have been excluded from North America's region.