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Boston Leads the Nation in NIH Funding for 18th Year in a Row

May 09, 2013

For the 18th consecutive year, Boston leads the nation  in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding, receiving more than $25.21 billion since 1995. In 2012, Boston's  hospitals, higher education institutions, research institutes, and other organizations were awarded:
  •  over $1.78 billion
  • nearly 3,700 awards 
  • 72% of the NIH funding in Massachusetts
  • 8% of all NIH funding in the United States
  [caption id="attachment_10866" align="alignleft" width="300"]NIH graphic Boston NIH Funding Breakdown[/caption]   NIH funding plays an integral role in supporting and growing Boston's life sciences and biotechnology industries, a key sector driving Boston’s economy. In 2012, Boston’s NIH funding supported an estimated 24,502 jobs. However, due to spending cuts that went into effect on March 1, 2013 through the Budget Control Act of 2011, NIH funding may look very different for the U.S. in fiscal year 2013 and is difficult to predict at this time. As a result, those in the life sciences and biotechnology sector in Boston have expressed great concern over the anticipated reduction of grant availability.   A full report by the BRA Research Department on the NIH funding that was awarded is available here.     [caption id="attachment_10873" align="alignleft" width="614"]NIH3 Boston Higher Education NIH Funding[/caption]                       [caption id="attachment_10882" align="alignleft" width="614"]NIH Boston Hospital Funding Boston Hospital NIH Funding[/caption]      

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