Strong National Research Funding
IU School of Medicine researchers were awarded more than $243 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in federal fiscal year 2023. According to rankings released by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, this makes IU School of Medicine No. 13 in NIH funding among all public medical schools and No. 29 among all medical schools in the United States.
As the research program at IU School of Medicine grows, so do the benefits to our state. According to data from a 2022 report by United for Medical Research, every $1 million in NIH funding awarded to Indiana researchers created nearly 13 jobs, the income and other associated expenses from which generated $2.76 million in economic activity. Based on that data, IU School of Medicine’s 2023 NIH funding is responsible for creating about 3,142 jobs and an estimated $672 million in economic activity in Indiana — more than half of the estimated total $1.02 billion in economic activity generated in Indiana from all NIH funding in the state.