The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health received nearly $383.5 million in research support in 2017-18, the largest commitment of research funding at UW-Madison. Here are facts and figures about research activities at the medical school and UW-Madison.

$383.5 million

Total extramural research funding awarded to the School of Medicine and Public Health in 2017-18

$197.1 million

Federal research funding awarded to the School of Medicine and Public Health in 2017-18

$646 million

Total research expenditures at the School of Medicine and Public Health in 2017-18

24

Ranking among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding in fiscal year 2018

$1.19 billion

Total research expenditures at UW-Madison in fiscal year 2017, No. 4 among U.S. public universities

500+

Medical devices, imaging and pharmaceutical technologies by UW-Madison researchers invented or patented with support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

576

Number of graduate students in basic science programs

210

Number of postdoctoral fellows

Total extramural research awards by UW-Madison school/college

  • School of Medicine and Public Health: 40%
  • VCRGE/Graduate School: 20%
  • College of Letters and Science: 13%
  • College of Engineering: 11%
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: 7%
  • Other: 7%

Federal research awards by UW-Madison school/college

  • School of Medicine and Public Health: 34%
  • VCRGE/Graduate School: 19%
  • College of Letters and Science: 18%
  • College of Engineering: 14%
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: 8%
  • Other: 7%

Nonfederal research awards by UW-Madison school/college

  • School of Medicine and Public Health: 47%
  • VCRGE/Graduate School: 22%
  • College of Letters and Science: 6%
  • College of Engineering: 6%
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: 7%
  • Other: 12%

Total Research Expenditures by UW-Madison School/College

  • School of Medicine and Public Health: 35%
  • College of Letters and Science: 14%
  • VCRGE/Graduate School: 14%
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: 12%
  • College of Engineering: 10%
  • Other: 15%