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Table 1 Distribution of grants for biomedical research and average grant duration by funder in 2016

From: Resource allocation for biomedical research: analysis of investments by major funders

Funding organisationNumber of grants in 2016Average grant duration
National Institutes of Health (NIH)52,9286 years, 10 months
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)55674 years, 4 months
Wellcome Trust52733 years, 8 months
Medical Research Council (MRC)26494 years, 7 months
European Commission (EC)10762 years, 11 months
Swedish Research Council (SRC)9993 years, 7 months
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)7833 years, 7 months
Institut Pasteur991 years, 6 months
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)252 years, 11 months
European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)212 years, 9 months