Dramatic growth in research funds flowing to Cincinnati Children’s has fueled over a decade-long advance in research activity.

Sponsored funding has increased more than 300 percent from $49 million in 2000 to more than $210 million in FY 2017. We rank second among pediatric medical centers nationwide receiving research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our largest funding source.

We also receive support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and several other federal and state agencies. More than 120 nonprofit foundations provide support, including the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Ohio Childrens' Hospitals Solutions and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.

Cincinnati Children’s also benefits from significant internal funding support, especially for young researchers. An endowment established here in 1931 by William Cooper Procter, an early president of the Procter & Gamble Co., still bears fruit today.