Harvard is still one of the most richly funded research universities in the world. Although much of its available monies come from private foundations and donations, Harvard also draws millions of dollars annually in government sponsored research. The 2014 most recent stats are listed below:
- Harvard Medical School has an endowment of more than $26 billion.
- 2012 Life Science R & D Expenditures: 21st Ranked = $480,482,000
- 2011 NIH Funding: 24th Ranked = $200,391,748
- 56% of Harvard Medical School's gifts and pledges are invested in research and teaching. Harvard scientists were able to work on 428 new and current projects in 2012. Harvard Medical School has a total faculty of 11,017 which includes 8,224 resident physicians and Post Doc fellows.
- The Broad Institute of Harvard received a $600 million endowment to convert the institute into a permanent biomedical research organization aimed at transforming medicine. The commitment is the largest to support biomedical research activity at universities anywhere in the world.
Projects that have broken the $10 million mark in NIH approved grants so far in 2012 include:
- $35,860,542 for Large Scale Sequencing and Analysis of Genomes at Broad Institute
- $22,215,738 to the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center at Harvard University Medical School
- $12,739,167 for the New England Primate Research Center Base Grant at Harvard Medical School
- $11,164,583 for the Cancer Center Support Grant at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Other grants and research funding:
- Philanthropist Len Blavatnik recently donated $50 million to Harvard to fund scientific research. Harvard Medical School researchers will head the Advancement of Health Information Technology with a $15 million Federal Grant.
- Harvard University received a $12.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 for its Clinical and Translational Science Center.
- Harvard University Medical School received a $9.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 for its New England Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infections Diseases.
- In 2013, Harvard University received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project titled “Flybase: A Drosophila Genomic and Genetic Database.
- Harvard University received a $3.5 Million grant to develop a super resolution microscopy technique that combines single-molecule imaging methods with molecular tools from DNA nanotechnology.
- The Helmsley Trust has recently given the Harvard Medical School more than $3.2 million to fuel research on Crohn’s disease.
- To date, the ALS Therapy Alliance, has given over $1.7 million to the CADDI at the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center to facilitate research projects and ensure that Harvard can continue to explore drug discovery ideas.
- The Harvard Stem Cell Institute’s Therapeutic Screening Center is a state-of-the-art facility, that due to demand from researchers has undergone expansion over the last year. The HSCI has also been attributed for the world’s first iPS Core Facility. The center was recently transported to the newly renovated Bauer building within the Harvard University campus. The larger space will help facilitate the growing demands for stem cell research.
- Harvard University is home to the largest comprehensive cancer center in the world – the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute.
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