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Extramural Funding

Overall, NCI obligations for its extramural program, which includes grants and contracts, totaled $4.58 billion in FY 2019.

  • Obligations for grants totaled approximately 82.8% of extramural funding
  • Obligations for contracts totaled approximately 17.2% of extramural funding
  • Overall, extramural obligations amounted to approximately 76.4% of the NCI budget in FY 2019

Obligations on this page include FY 2019 Cancer Moonshot funding and excludes FY 2017 and FY 2018 Cures Moonshot carryover obligations.

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Extramural Funds, Fiscal Year 2019
(Whole Dollars)
Mechanism Amount Percent
Research & Development (R&D) Contracts $768,095,181 16.8%
Buildings and Facilities 18,000,000 0.4%
Construction Contracts 0 0.0%
Subtotal Contracts $786,095,181 17.2%
Research Project Grants (RPGs) 2,541,699,571 55.5%
Cancer Centers/Specialized Centers/SPORES 655,966,379 14.3%
NRSA 86,977,607 1.9%
Other Research Grants 506,763,422 11.1%
Subtotal Grants $3,791,406,979 82.8%
Total Extramural Funds $4,577,502,160 100.0%
Intramural/RMS Funds 1,414,787,748  
Total NCI $5,992,289,908
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