NCI Budget Fact Book

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This year's Budget Fact Book provides a summary of the distribution of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget among the various National Cancer Institute (NCI) research programs and funding mechanisms. NCI funding policies related to research grant awards are also provided.

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Fiscal Year 2017 Highlights

Funds available to the NCI totaled $5.69 billion, post inter-departmental and intra-NIH transfers. This reflects an increase of 8.7% and $454 million from the previous fiscal year.

  • The 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law in December 2016, authorized $1.8 billion to fund the Cancer Moonshot over a 7-year period. The Cancer Moonshot funding received during Fiscal Year 2017 totaled $300 million.
  • Of the total NCI budget obligated, 40.4% of the funds were allocated for Research Project Grants (RPGs).
  • The total number of RPGs funded was 4,663 (including grants funded through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs).
  • Over one-fourth of the RPGs awarded were new (“Type 1”) or competing renewal (“Type 2”) awards.
  • 1,139 competing RPGs were funded.
  • Almost one-third of the total NCI budget supported ongoing, non-competing (“Type 5”) RPGs. 
  • R01 grants were funded to the 10th and 12th percentile.
  • 238 grants – totaling $125.6 million – were funded as SBIR & STTR awards.
  • Intramural Research comprised 16% of the total NCI budget.

The dollar amounts displayed in the NCI Budget Fact Book represent direct appropriated funds only, unless otherwise denoted.

Where to Find Information from Previous Fact Books
Information provided in previous Fact Books can now be found online. For example, view NCI's Organization Chart on the NIH Office of Management Assessment website. Cancer statistics can be found on the NCI website, as well as more detailed NCI Organization information. A limited number of Fact Books from prior years are available as hardcopy publications through the NCI Publications Locator.

NCI Budget Summary Data

This section provides detailed data about funds available to NCI and information on how NCI obligated its funding.

Extramural Programs

NCI uses most of its budget to fund extramural grants and contracts. This section provides information about extramural funding by grant activity, institution, state, and country.

Historical Trends

This section contains information about the history of NCI appropriations and the Professional Judgment (Bypass) Budget, as well as data on funding trends and staffing levels.

Cancer Moonshot - Recent Fiscal Year Funding

This section contains information on the initial $300 million of Cancer Moonshot funding received during Fiscal Year 2017.

  • Posted: February 16, 2018