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FY 2010 NCI Budget Snapshot

Funds available to the NCI in fiscal year (FY) 2010 totaled over $5.098 billion, reflecting an increase of 2.6% and $131 million from the previous fiscal year. In addition, NCI continued to fund projects under the (ARRA), a two-year, $1.256-billion appropriation that began in FY 2009.

Highlights from FY 2010 include:

  • Of the total NCI budget, 43% of the funds were allocated for Research Project Grants (RPGs) - investigator-initiated research.
  • The total number of RPGs funded was 5,079 for a total of $2.082 billion.
  • Almost one-fourth of the RPGs awarded were new (Type 1) or competing renewal (Type 2) awards.
  • 1,253 competing RPGs were funded, a slight increase over the 1,235 competing RPGs funded in FY 2009.
  • Almost one-third of the total NCI budget, or $1.537 billion, supported ongoing non-competing (Type 5) RPGs (i.e. grants in their second, third, fourth, or fifth years of funding).
  • Of the $1.256 billion in ARRA funds available to NCI, nearly $411 million was obligated in FY 2010.  A total of 1,540 research grants, including 1,513 RPGs, were awarded under the two-year appropriation.
  • Intramural Research comprised just under 16% of the total NCI budget in FY 2010.

Source: National Cancer Institute 2010 Fact Book, April 2011.

Pie chart of actual obligations of NCI funds for the 2010 fiscal year, by mechanism. Research project grants comprise the largest percentage of NCI?s budget (approximately 43%). Details (Dollars in millions): Research Project Grants, $2168.1; Cancer Centers, $295.9; SPOREs, $133.8; Other P50s/P20s, $38.8; Other Specialized Centers, $142.7; Clinical Cooperative Groups, $254.5; Research Career Program, $74.9; Research and Development Contracts, $613.8; Intramural Research, $805.3; Other Mechanisms, $570.5.
  • Updated: December 23, 2011