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Table 3.

Top 30 funders of COVID-19 publications (based on Scopus and WoS data)

ScopusWoS
Funder# pub.Funder# pub.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13,559 United States Department of Health & Human Services 11,857 
National Natural Science Foundation of China 5,938 National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA 11,341 
European Commission 3,373 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 7,946 
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China 2,380 European Commission 4,875 
UK Research and Innovation 2,269 NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 1,832 
National Science Foundation (US) 1,587 National Science Foundation (NSF) 1,464 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) 1,585 German Research Foundation (DFG) 1,424 
Government of Canada 1,454 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 1,305 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1,146 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) 1,284 
National Institute for Health Research (UK ) 1,118 Medical Research Council UK (MRC) 1,254 
Wellcome Trust 1,022 UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) 1,221 
Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China 972 Wellcome Trust 1,201 
Pfizer 866 National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) 1,022 
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil) 819 National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia 1,012 
U.S. Department of Defense 798 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 901 
Department of Health, Australian Government (Australia) 748 CAPES (Brazil) 740 
National Research Foundation of Korea 697 Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities 739 
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain) 658 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 736 
Ministry of Finance (China) 633 NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) 722 
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brazil) 609 NIH National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) 685 
Merck 582 French National Research Agency (ANR) 668 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 580 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 641 
AstraZeneca 577 United States Department of Defense 622 
Novartis 576 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 620 
Roche 567 European Research Council (ERC) 578 
COVIDien 551 National Basic Research Program of China 560 
Auris Health 549 CGIAR 555 
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung 532 NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 552 
Chinese Academy of Sciences 505 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 538 
Medtronic 483 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 533 
ScopusWoS
Funder# pub.Funder# pub.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13,559 United States Department of Health & Human Services 11,857 
National Natural Science Foundation of China 5,938 National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA 11,341 
European Commission 3,373 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 7,946 
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China 2,380 European Commission 4,875 
UK Research and Innovation 2,269 NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 1,832 
National Science Foundation (US) 1,587 National Science Foundation (NSF) 1,464 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) 1,585 German Research Foundation (DFG) 1,424 
Government of Canada 1,454 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 1,305 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 1,146 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) 1,284 
National Institute for Health Research (UK ) 1,118 Medical Research Council UK (MRC) 1,254 
Wellcome Trust 1,022 UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) 1,221 
Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China 972 Wellcome Trust 1,201 
Pfizer 866 National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) 1,022 
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil) 819 National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia 1,012 
U.S. Department of Defense 798 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 901 
Department of Health, Australian Government (Australia) 748 CAPES (Brazil) 740 
National Research Foundation of Korea 697 Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities 739 
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain) 658 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 736 
Ministry of Finance (China) 633 NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) 722 
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Brazil) 609 NIH National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) 685 
Merck 582 French National Research Agency (ANR) 668 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 580 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 641 
AstraZeneca 577 United States Department of Defense 622 
Novartis 576 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 620 
Roche 567 European Research Council (ERC) 578 
COVIDien 551 National Basic Research Program of China 560 
Auris Health 549 CGIAR 555 
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung 532 NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) 552 
Chinese Academy of Sciences 505 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) 538 
Medtronic 483 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 533 
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