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

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

10-Year Research Funding
*Total awarded amount to UC and affiliates
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
2004   $319,624,151
2003   $310,483,057


*Affiliates include Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, and UC Physicians clinical trials.

Funding Sources

FY 2012 Awards by Funding Source
Not including affiliates--based on a total of $226,252,821.
Federal   $197,706,592   
  HHS (Includes NIH) $111,340,034   
  NSF $14,206,134    
  Dept. of Defense $12,057,895   
  Dept. of Education $49,756,897   
  Other Federal $10,345,632   
Industry   $12,518,230  
Local Government   $682,011  
State of Ohio   $6,351,340  
Other, Nonprofit   $8,994,648  

Sponsored Programs Awards by Unit

*Not including affiliates--total includes research and instruction. Unit names shortened.
Academic Planning $644,787
Allied Health Sciences $1,509,527
Arts & Sciences $10,771,233
Business $47,783
College-Conservatory of Music $39,448
DAAP $575,796
Edu, Criminal Justice and Human Serv $13,779,192
Engineering and Applied Science $25,217,750
Hoxworth Blood Center $401,562
Medicine $120,277,851
Nursing $753,358
Office of Research $3,687,796
Pharmacy $914,295
Sr. VP & Provost for Bacc Education $782,332
Sr. VP for Admin and Finance $1,026,044
UC Clermont $1,224,994
Undergraduate Affairs $1,926,636
University of Cincinnati Library $5,000
Vice President for Health Affairs $25,000
Vice President for Student Affairs $42,642,437
Total $226,252,821

Technology Transfer

Invention Disclosures
2012   123
2011   106
2010   82
2009   113
2008   115


Patent Applications
2012   75
2011   70
2010   82
2009   64
2008   43


Start-up Activity
2012   6
2011   3
2010   7
2009   3
2008   2


Patents Issued
2012   20
2011   11
2010   16
2009   7
2008   8


Royalty Income
2012   $541,510
2011 $515,281
2010   $480,602
2009   $844,470
2008   $582,697