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Extramural Funding

Overall, NCI obligations for its extramural program, which includes grants and contracts, totaled $4.88 billion in FY 2021.

  • Obligations for grants totaled approximately 82.7% of extramural funding
  • Obligations for contracts totaled approximately 17.3% of extramural funding

Obligations on this page include FY 2021 Cancer Moonshot funding and excludes fiscal years 2017 through 2020 Cures Moonshot carryover obligations.

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Extramural Funds, Fiscal Year 2021
(Whole Dollars)
Mechanism Amount Percent
Research & Development (R&D) Contracts $812,246,516 16.7%
Buildings and Facilities 30,000,000 0.6%
Construction Contracts 0 0.0%
Subtotal Contracts $842,246,516 17.3%
Research Project Grants (RPGs) 2,822,414,508 57.9%
Cancer Centers/Specialized Centers/SPORES 563,521,069 11.6%
NRSA 92,995,313 1.9%
Other Research Grants 556,149,380 11.4%
Subtotal Grants $4,035,080,270 82.7%
Total Extramural Funds $4,877,326,786 100.0%
Intramural/RMS Funds 1,565,408,450  
Total NCI $6,442,735,236
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