Office of Research
Facts and Figures
 UC researchers are literally transforming the way we live, work and learn through innovative ideas impacting science, medicine, business, education, engineering and the arts.

Research Firsts

  • The first antihistamine, Benadryl, was invented by George Rieveschl, a UC graduate and researcher.
  • The first oral polio vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin, a UC researcher.
  • UC scientists developed the first safe anti-knock gasoline.

Research Growth

Sponsored Awards Report Fiscal Year 2016

Highlights from 2016 report data

Research Funding Total Amount Awarded to UC and Affilates
2016 $429,124,325
2015 $396,812,015
2014 $390,136,765
2013 $361,892,258
2012 $404,699,921
2011 $418,282,277
2010 $443,034,127
2009 $377,865,075
2008 $353,029,246
2007 $333,502,261
2006 $332,655,266
2005 $332,298,402

Affiliates

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati
  • UC Physicians clinical trials


Funding by Program

Program Total
Academic Affairs $1,332,674
Allied Health Sciences $1,584,078
Arts & Sciences $14,792,992
Clermont College $537,705
Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning $353,283
Edu, Criminal Justice and Human Serv $8,059,590
Engineering and Applied Science $20,576,777
Graduate School $149,500
Hoxworth Blood Center $844,934
Lindner College of Business $102,510
Medicine $115,470,969
Nursing $3,915,621
Office for Safety and Reform $12,400
Office of Research $702,070
Office of the President $16,926
Pharmacy $2,130,303
Sr. VP Administration & Finance $50,000
University of Cincinnati Library $31,845
Vice President & CIO for Information Technology $158,164
Vice President for Student Afairs $40,450,898
Total $211,273,239
Technology Transfer FY14 FY13 FY12 FY11 FY10 FY09 FY08
Invention Disclosures 98 98 123 106 82 113 115
Patent Applications 75 84 75 7 82 64 43
Invention Disclosures 2 2 6 3 7 3 2
Patent Applications 18 17 20 11 16 7 8
Royalty Income $517,829 $598,533 $541,510 $541,281 $480,602 $844,470 $582,697