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In 2021, Johns Hopkins University was the top recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with more than $820 million in awards. 

According to data from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), the university received $824,856,274 in grants for research, teaching and clinical projects.

Within the university, the highest portion of NIH funding went to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, which received $566,920,824. 

The New York University School of Medicine was the second highest recipient of NIH funding – receiving $809,311,644 – and Duke University was third, at $731,237,450.

Federal grants from institutions such as NIH and the National Science Foundation contribute to Hopkins’s high level of research spending. 

Last month, an annual National Science Foundation report found that, in 2020, Johns Hopkins led all U.S. universities in research spending for the 42nd year in a row.

The university spent $3.11 billion on research and development in 2020, nearly twice as much as the next highest-spending institution, the University of Michigan. 

BRIMR has been tracking annual NIH awards since 2006, using data from the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool from NIH.