Updated March 25 at 12:28am

NIH awarded $147M to R.I. in FY2012


WASHINGTON – During the fiscal year ended June 30, the National Institutes of Health awarded a total of $146.96 million in grants to Rhode Island hospitals, universities and companies.

Brown University was the largest beneficiary during the fiscal year, with 177 awards totaling $58.7 million. The largest grant was $2.9 million for a project titled “Reuse in R.I.: A state-based approach to complex exposures,” awarded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Rhode Island Hospital pulled in the second-most cash from the National Institutes, with 74 awards totaling $28.6 million. The hospital’s awards included 65 research grants totaling $27.6 million, five training grants totaling $876,997 and two fellowships totaling $103,280.

The Miriam Hospital landed 47 awards totaling $18.5 million during the fiscal year. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded 22 grants totaling $8.5 million to the hospital.

Twenty-two grants to the University of Rhode Island totaled $14.3 million during the fiscal year ended June 30. The school drew funding from 11 different National Institutes of Health, including three awards totaling $4.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Rounding out the top five NIH beneficiaries in Rhode Island was Women & Infants Hospital, which was awarded 21 grants totaling $8.3 million.

The other awardees were as follows:

  • Butler Hospital - 24 awards totaling $7.5 million

  • Roger Williams Hospital - five awards totaling $3.3 million

  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island - five awards totaling $2.1 million

  • Epivax Inc. - four awards totaling $1.7 million

  • Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital - three awards totaling $1.4 million

  • Prothera Biologics LLC - two awards totaling $1.05 million

  • Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. - two awards totaling $1.01 million

  • Gordon Research Conferences - 74 awards totaling $879,268

  • MJ Data Corp. Ltd. - two awards totaling $282,766

  • Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse - one award of $46,500

  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry - one award of $25,000

During the fiscal year 2012, the National Institutes of Health awarded $22.1 billion to organizations, schools and businesses across the United States.


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