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Research Funding Totals $557.3M at University of Washington

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Biotechnology vendors and lab suppliers in Seattle will find one of the best markets in the country for laboratory equipment sales at the University of Washington, Seattle, as recent NIH and NSF research funding statistics show. In 2012, the NIH awarded the university $442.5 million in research funding. The funding was distributed among a number of different projects in various science disciplines. Of the best-funded departments awarded research funding at the University of Washington, the money was awarded as listed below. For a full list of NIH-funded departments, please visit the NIH website.

2012 NIH Research Funding at University of Washington

  • Anatomy/ Cell Biology – 19 awards, $6.9 million
  • Biochemistry – 25 awards, $11.1 million
  • Biology – 7 awards, $1.9 million
  • Biomedical Engineering – 23 awards, $9.6 million
  • Biostatistics – 22 awards, $16.3 million
  • Chemistry – 17 awards, $6.9 million
  • Internal Medicine – 189 awards, $106.5 million
  • Microbiology – 43 awards, $21 million
  • Pharmacology – 41 awards, $14.9 million
  • Veterinary Sciences – 13 awards, $19 million

In addition to receiving NIH research funding, the University of Washington received $114.8 million in NSF research funding in 2012. The NSF-funded projects span a number of disciplines within the science research field. Project in the life sciences include genetic mechanisms, population and community ecology, systems and synthetic biology, genetic mechanisms, systematics and biodiversity science, molecular biophysics, cellular dynamics and function, physiology and structural systems, neural systems, developmental systems, paleobiology, chemistry of life processes, evolutionary processes and behavioral systems.


University of Washington

University of Washington Campus

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According to, the University of Washington is the best funded public institution in the nation. For a consecutive three years, the university has accrued over $1 billion in external funding. The University of Washington’s website also reports that the University of Washington, Seattle received $17 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for flu virus or acute respiratory syndrome research along with $5.4 million from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund for genetics research in inherited disease.

Don’t miss out on getting to know the very well-funded laboratory equipment sales market at the University of Washington, Seattle! If you are a lab supplier or biotechnology vendor interested in marketing with others in your field at the University of Washington, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Seattle BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and event-planning company that organizes trade shows and events at top research universities nationwide. Science researchers love attending our events because they are able to talk about their latest research projects with others in their field and learn about new products and services, all while enjoying a free, catered lunch. Our trade shows are all the more attractive because of the convenience of being on campus and only a short walk away from the lab or the classroom.

For more information on our Seattle BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, or to view more funding statistics for the University of Washington, click on the button below. If you’re interested in attending a trade show closer to home, we encourage you to check out our 2013 calendar of events.

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