Extramural Funding

Wellman Center’s research programs are built upon a diversified foundation of extramural funding support. The Center generates over $30M of extramural funding to support our on-going research activities in FY’16. Funding from federal sources (NIH, NSF and DoD) comprise almost 55% of total research support. Research sponsored by private industry and foundations comprise 22% and intellectual property revenues used to suppport research contribute another 23%.

Royalties and License Fees

The Wellman Center's intellectual property licensed to industry annually generates royalty revenues which are shared between the hospital and the Center. Wellman's share of these discretionary revenues provides support for innovative, pilot research projects; research startup packages for newly recruited faculty; the purchase of shared, core equipment; and renovations and upgrades to laboratory facilities.