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Extramural Funding

Overall, NCI obligations for its extramural program, which includes grants and contracts, totaled $4.54 billion in FY 2018.

  • Obligations for grants totaled approximately 81.4% of extramural funding
  • Obligations for contracts totaled approximately 18.6% of extramural funding
  • Overall, extramural obligations amounted to approximately 76.6% of the NCI budget in FY 2018

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

Extramural Funds, Fiscal Year 2018
(Whole Dollars)
Mechanism Amount Percent
Research & Development (R&D) Contracts $825,406,010 18.2%
Buildings and Facilities 18,000,000 0.4%
Construction Contracts 0 0.0%
Subtotal Contracts $843,406,010 18.6%
Research Project Grants (RPGs) 2,450,557,744 54.0%
Cancer Centers/Specialized Centers/SPORES 625,575,487 13.8%
NRSA 82,413,198 1.8%
Other Research Grants 537,865,734 11.9%
Subtotal Grants
$3,696,412,163 81.4%
Total Extramural Funds $4,539,818,173 100.0%
Intramural/RMS Funds 1,387,910,931
Total NCI $5,927,729,104
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