National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rankings

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) NIH rankings include award data from all NIH Institutes. Although the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR ) is the college’s primary source of sponsored funding, the college also receives awards from other NIH agencies such as Institutes for Aging, Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Allergies and Infectious Disease. Data contained in the BRIMR award files was obtained from the NIH’s Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). (The NIH award funding for this data does not include individual sub-recipient agreements awarded as part of a larger consortium.)

On an annual basis, the college averages around $16 million in sponsored funding. In the fiscal year 2023, roughly 91% of the sponsored funding for UFCD originates from external sources, while internal programs contribute 9%. Federal sponsors, including the NIH and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), account for 82% of the external funding. Notably, the NIH alone contributes about 82% of the federal funding, with NIDCR contributing 47% of the NIH funding in FY 2023. Overall, NIDCR support accounted for 39% of UFCD’s sponsored funding for FY2023.

UFCD partners with UF and the UFHSC to provide funding for several programs that facilitate the submission of proposals to external sources and support the acquisition of sponsored research funding. Over the past 8 years, a $4.9 million investment of internal funds yielded over $42.6 million in external funding.