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California Research Laboratory Funding by NIH: Top 2 Areas Spotlighted

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Jun 21, 2012


Every year many organizations throughout the United States receive awards from both the NIH and NSF. These awards provide necessary funding which gives scientists the ability to study anything from Alzheimer’s Disease, to Protection Against Inhalation Anthrax with Inactivated Spores. (Current Projects)

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The awards are allotted according to NIH’s assessment and the numbers reveal some interesting facts:

Nationwide allotments this year for the NIH resulted in 21,127 separate awards, an amount that totaled $8,462,380,977.

  • Of all the states listed, California received the most awards at 3,075. Massachusetts came in second at 2,057 awards; a difference of 1,018 awards. 
  • Total funding for California comes to $1,234,160,682 and Massachusetts comes to $919, 752,927.
  • California received, overall 14.55 % of total awards from the NIH, and 14.15% total funding for 2012 Fiscal year.

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Within California, the funds are further split amongst the states congressional districts and the awards are allotted to multiple organizations within that district.

The California district that received the most awards was District 53, which surrounds Coastal San Diego; Mission Beach, La Jolla, Coronado, and University City areas. See Interactive Map

in California's District 53the top 20 allotments for funding goes to the following 3 organizations:

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO receiving amounts equaling to $21,962,002. 
District 53 received 747 awards and funding totaled $324,177,937.

District 53 received 24.3% of awards for all of California and 26.3% for monetary allotments.

UCSD was among the top ten for funding in District 53 With grants that totaled $21,962,002.

The project that received the most funding in District 53 also came from the University of California San Diego ($4,146,197) : Determinants of HIV Transmission. “Effective prevention strategies for HIV are critically needed, and an effective HIV vaccine is the best long-range hope to dramatically reduce the rate of new HIV infections.”

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Another top funded area in California is District 30, which surrounds Coastal Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Malibu, Chatsworth, and Calabasas area. See Interactive Map

District 30 received 415 awards and funding amounting to 170,375,159.  The top 20 awards within this district goes to:

  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES receiving the 10 highest amounts equaling to $32,989,790 worth of funding. 

District 30 received 415 awards and funding totaled $170,375,159.  District 30 received 13.5% of awards in California and 13.8% of the funding. 

The project that received the most funding in District 30 happened at the University of California, Los Angles (7,305,339) for: Field Administration of Stroke Therapy-Magnesium Trial (Fast-MAG) “Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Each year in the US, 795,000 Americans suffer a symptomatic stroke. The central aim of this proposal is to demonstrate that paramedic initiation of the neuroprotective agent magnesium sulfate in the field is an efficacious and safe treatment for acute stroke.”

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