SUMMARY

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) saves lives, improves health, and offers hope to people the world-over affected by disease. It also supports more than 400,000 jobs and nearly $69 billion in economic activity across the United States, making the NIH a research and economic powerhouse.

In fiscal year 2017, the NIH provided just over $26.1 billion in extramural research funding to scientists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. While these researchers are working to address some of our most urgent and chronic health problems, their work also has a significant impact on economic growth and employment.