NIH Institutes

The National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. NIH maintains 27 Institutes and Centers. The NIH invests over $27 billion annually in medical research, mostly through almost 50,000 competitive grants transferred to more than 212,000 researchers at over 2,800 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. About 10% of the NIH’s budget supports projects conducted by nearly 6,000 scientists in its own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

RankInstituteCountrySizeVisibilityRich Filesscholarsort descending
1
National Cancer Institute
bandera
3
1
14
1
2
National Center for Biotechnology Information
bandera
2
3
1
16
3
National Library of Medicine
bandera
1
4
1
14
4
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
bandera
7
10
6
3
5
National Institute on Drug Abuse
bandera
6
2
15
12
6
National Eye Institute
bandera
18
7
11
17
7
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
bandera
4
12
4
8
8
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
bandera
15
18
3
2
9
National Institute on Aging
bandera
8
16
7
6
10
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
bandera
13
11
5
9
11
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
bandera
11
15
9
5
12
National Human Genome Research Institute
bandera
10
5
15
10
13
National Institute of Mental Health
bandera
5
8
15
7
14
National Institute of Health Clinical Center
bandera
24
19
10
11
15
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
bandera
9
14
15
4
16
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
bandera
17
9
15
13
17
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
bandera
25
17
13
20
18
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
bandera
14
6
15
25
19
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
bandera
21
20
8
21
20
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
bandera
19
13
15
19
21
National Institute of Health John E. Fogarty International Center
bandera
23
26
15
15
22
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
bandera
16
27
15
18
23
National Institute of Health Center for Information Technology
bandera
22
21
15
22
24
National Institute of Nursing Research
bandera
26
23
15
24
25
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
bandera
12
22
15
26
26
NIH Intramural Sequencing Center
bandera
29
29
15
23
27
National Institute of Health Center for Scientific Review
bandera
20
28
12
27
28
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
bandera
27
25
15
27
29
NIH Department of Clinical Bioethics
bandera
28
24
15
27