University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (U of C, UC, or simply UChicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a major donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890. William Rainey Harper became the university's first president, in 1891, and the first classes were held in 1892. It has a reputation of devotion to academic scholarship and intellectualism and is affiliated with scores of Rhodes Scholars and 85 Nobel Prize laureates.

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Campaign Finance

$683,665 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of Chicago Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$421,496 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

Lobbying on Behalf of University of Chicago

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    University of Chicago $421,496
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Health Issues,
    • Science & Technology,
    • Education,
    • Foreign Relations,
    • Medicare & Medicaid,
    • Taxes,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Defense,
    • Homeland Security
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2146 DATA Act
    H.R.5325 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
    S.2465 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013
    H.R.1473 Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    S.2101 Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.2055 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.2354 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.2596 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.4348 Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012
View all lobbying data for University of Chicago Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 118 dockets; Submitted to 8 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of Chicago" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

69 grants
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
University Of Chicago 2012 National Institutes Of Health MOLECULAR ANALYSES AND INTERVENTIONS FOR BIODEFENSE AND EMERGING PATHOGENS $7,527,882
grant
University Of Chicago 2012 National Institutes Of Health MIDWEST CENTER FOR STRUCTURAL GENOMICS $6,884,011
grant
University Of Chicago 2011 National Institutes Of Health MOLECULAR ANALYSES AND INTERVENTIONS FOR BIODEFENSE AND EMERGING PATHOGENS $6,483,650
grant
University Of Chicago 2011 National Institutes Of Health MIDWEST CENTER FOR STRUCTURAL GENOMICS $6,093,819
grant
University Of Chicago 2012 National Institutes Of Health MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS CONSORTIUM $4,596,719
grant
University Of Chicago 2011 National Institutes Of Health MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS CONSORTIUM $4,489,203
grant
University Of Chicago 2012 National Institutes Of Health CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT $4,138,729
grant
University Of Chicago 2012 National Institutes Of Health RE-ENGINEERING TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO $4,082,646
grant
University Of Chicago 2011 National Institutes Of Health CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT $3,932,515
grant
University Of Chicago 2011 National Institutes Of Health TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (UL1) $3,688,836
View all grant & loan data for University of Chicago View all contract data for University of Chicago Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

87 people on 51 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of Chicago" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 53 people on 22 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 14 people on 13 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 7 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 3 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Interior 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for University of Chicago