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NCI Spending

NCI’s primary mission is to conduct and fund cancer research. Approximately 80 percent of the annual NCI budget is spent on cancer research at more than 650 institutions in communities across the United States and in other countries. Approximately 15 percent of the annual NCI budget is spent on cancer research conducted at NCI in Maryland. Approximately 5 percent of the annual NCI budget is spent on administration and management.

New information about NCI spending is typically available in the spring.

NCI Fact Book Collection
Information on NCI research funding since 1972

Interactive Budget Tool
A tool that provides users with an interactive overview of the NCI budget and Fact Book data since 1999, including downloadable Excel files and graphs.

NCI Funded Research Portfolio
A searchable database containing information on research grants, contract awards, and intramural research projects funded by NCI.

Grant Success Rates
The percentage of research project grant applications that receive funding

NIH Information on Research, Condition, and Disease Categories
Information from NIH on funding levels for approximately 218 categories, including cancer, for all 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the agency

  • Updated: December 4, 2013