A Research and Economic Powerhouse

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are responsible for groundbreaking discoveries and innovations that change the trajectory of disease treatment in the United States and around the world.

Even before discoveries are made, however, those same NIH research grants are fueling America’s economy by contributing to economic activity and job creation in every state.

Every research dollar that leaves NIH does double duty. In Fiscal Year 2021 (October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021), the $35.73 billion awarded to researchers in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia supported 552,444 jobs and $94.18 billion in economic activity.

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NIH-Funded Research
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Economic Activity in FY2021