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Research Facts and Figures

In 2021-22, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health received the largest commitment of research funding of any school at UW–Madison. Here are facts and figures about research activities at the medical school and UW–Madison.

Extramural Research Support (Fiscal Year 2022-23)

Grants awarded to School of Medicine and Public Health faculty constitute 43 percent of total grant funds awarded to UW–Madison.


Federal awards


Non-federal awards


Total awarded to the School of Medicine and Public Health

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Research Expenditures (2021-22)

  • $416.3 million total research expenditures at the School of Medicine and Public Health
  • $1.1 billion total research expenditures at UW–Madison, No. 6 among U.S. public universities

Driving Discovery

  • 500+ medical devices, imaging and pharmaceutical technologies by UW–Madison researchers invented or patented with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
  • Ranked 22 among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding in fiscal year 2023
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Training the Next Generation of Scientists


Graduate students in basic science programs (2023)


Postdoctoral fellows (2023)