Cancer Moonshot℠ - Recent Fiscal Year Funding

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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 goals of the Cancer Moonshot aim to accelerate progress in cancer research.

Find information on recent funding opportunity announcements can be found on the Cancer Moonshot Funding Opportunities page.

Download Table Data

Cancer Moonshot Fiscal Year Summary
(Whole Dollars)
Fiscal Year Authorization
2017 $300,000,000
2018 $300,000,000











Funding for the Cancer Moonshot is appropriated on an annual basis. The following pages contain information on the initial $300 million of Cancer Moonshot funding received during Fiscal Year 2017.

Obligations by Budget Mechanism

NCI reports Cancer Moonshot obligations by funding mechanism. See obligations for Moonshot grants, intramural research, and contracts, including the number of grant awards, funding amounts, and percentages by mechanism of the total budget authorized for Cancer Moonshot activities in FY 2017.

Funding by Research Category

The Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) provided research recommendations to accelerate progress against cancer. See the NCI obligations for Cancer Moonshot activities by research category.

  • Posted: February 16, 2018