Northwestern’s sponsored research awards grew to $620 million in fiscal year 2015—the largest amount in the University’s history. This record-breaking feat represents a 4 percent increase over last year’s $593.9 million. Most rewarding for the medical school is that more than $400 million of that funding came from sponsored awards invested in principal investigators at Feinberg. Northwestern received a record of nearly $300 million from the National Institutes of Health.

“The scientists on our medical school faculty are at the forefront of their respective fields, and continued recognition of their groundbreaking work by a wide variety of funding agencies is another sign of our growing reputation as a preeminent university for innovative research and discovery,” says Eric G. Neilson, MD, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean at Feinberg. “I have no doubt that as we expand our research enterprise and recruit talented leaders to our faculty, funding will continue to increase.”