Pitt moved from 11th to third in NIH funding in 2022

At the Jan. 26 Senate Council meeting, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said the University rose in the amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health from No. 11 to No. 3, according to preliminary data that was released Jan. 25.

That puts Pitt behind only Johns Hopkins University and the University of California–San Francisco, and ahead of Duke, Penn, Stanford and Michigan.

“In dollar amount, we increased our NIH funding by more than $77 million,” he said. “That appears to be an all-time high for a single-year increase. Last year, to just scale, was about $27 million, so that’s extraordinary.”

In its annual report last year, Pitt Research detailed how the University surpassed a $1 billion landmark in research-based expenditures in fiscal year 2022, placing it in the esteemed “top 21” company of institutions like Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Stanford universities, according to Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research.