NCI Budget Fact Book

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This year's Budget Fact Book provides a summary of the distribution of the Fiscal Year 2016 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 2016 Highlights

  • 41.2% of the total NCI Budget was allocated for Research Project Grants (RPGs).
  • Including SBIR, the total number of RPGs funded was 4,666.
  • Over one-fourth of the RPGs awarded were new (Type 1) or competing renewal (Type 2) awards.
  • 1,230 competing RPGs were funded.
  • Almost one-third of the budget supported ongoing, non-competing (Type 5) RPGs.
  • R01 grants were funded to the 9th percentile.
  • 202 grants – totaling $101.5 million – were funded as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards.

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. Find PDFs of all the NCI Budget Fact Books, dating back to 1971.

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.

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

  • Posted: May 15, 2017