About the Annual Plan and Budget Proposal

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As required by statute, each fiscal year the National Cancer Institute prepares for the President and Congress its best professional judgment on the optimum funding needed to make the most rapid progress against cancer. The U.S. Government fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1 through September 30.

The cancer research community—under NCI’s leadership—is on the verge of pivotal advances in oncology. Additional funding is needed to pursue promising research opportunities that will improve our understanding of cancer and bring the benefits of cancer research to the public.

Annual Plan and Budget Proposal FY 2019

The FY2019 Annual Plan and Budget Proposal is available now and provides an overview of the promising research areas for which additional funding will be important for the nation to make more progress against cancer.

Annual Plan & Budget Proposal PDF

Professional Judgment Budget PDF

Annual Plan and Budget Proposal Archive

  • Updated: September 12, 2017