Obligations by Budget Mechanism and Division

All NIH Institutes and Centers report their actual obligations each fiscal year by budget mechanism. The tables below display NCI funding by mechanism and division. The number of awards, trainees, or employees for each mechanism, as well as the dollar amount and percent share of the total NCI budget for each funding mechanism is also included.

NCI Obligations by Mechanism

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Other Mechanisms includes: Cancer Education, Minority Biomedical Research Support,  Other Grants, National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Research Management & Support, and Buildings & Facilities.

FY 2017 funds include Cancer Moonshot funding.
All items in italics are non add entries.

NCI Obligations by Mechanism, FY 2017
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Number Amount % of Total Amount
Research Project Grants (RPGs) Non-Competing 3,286 $1,584,086,456 28.1%
Administrative Supplements 243 33,172,642 0.6%
Competing 1,139 535,521,305 9.5%
Subtotal, without SBIR/STTR Grants 4,425 $2,152,780,403 38.2%
SBIR/STTR Grants 238 125,635,994 2.2%
Subtotal, RPGs 4,663 $2,278,416,397 40.4%
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 102 313,010,590 5.6%
SPOREs-P50 51 111,435,656 2.0%
Other P50s/P20s 1 1,335,897 0.0%
Other Specialized Centers 89 135,577,974 2.4%
Subtotal, Centers 243 $561,360,117 10.0%
Other Research Career Program
Post-Doc-Fellow Awards-K00 5 371,854 0.0%
Temin & Minority Mentored Awards-K01/K43 37 4,978,336 0.1%
Temin & Minority Mentored Awards-K02 0.0%
Estab. Inv. Award-K-05 7 619,979 0.0%
Preventive Oncology-K07 67 10,422,726 0.2%
Clinical Investigator-K08 89 14,763,262 0.3%
Physician Investigator-K11 0.0%
Clinical Oncology-K12 18 13,469,603 0.2%
Stem Cell Research-K18 0.0%
Transitional Career Development-K22 61 10,857,156 0.2%
Mentored Patient Oriented RCDA-K23 19 3,102,974 0.1%
Mid-Career Invest. & Patient Orient. Res-K24 15 2,554,321 0.1%
Mentored Quant. Res Career-K25 7 1,044,759 0.0%
Inst. Curr. Award-K30 0.0%
Pathway to Independence Awards K99 73 9,541,966 0.2%
Subtotal, Career Program 398 $71,726,936 1.3%
Cancer Education Program-R25(including BD2K) 83 23,629,291 0.4%
Clinical Cooperative Groups-U10/UG1 103 245,294,514 4.4%
Biomedical Research Support-S07/S10 0.0%
Minority Biomedical Support-S06 0 337,225 0.0%
Rsch Enhance-SC1 & Pilot Research - SC2 1 157,000 0.0%
Continuing Education 0.0%
Resource Grants-R24/U24 78 139,021,272 2.5%
Explor Coop Agreement-U56 0.0%
Int'l Rsrch Training Grants Conference- D43/U2R 0 1,049,870 0.0%
Conference Grants-R13 53 666,687 0.0%
Subtotal, Career and Other Research Grants 716 $481,882,795 8.5%
Subtotal, Research Grants   5,622 $3,321,659,309 58.9%
National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships Trainees 1,520 77,623,618 1.4%
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts 429 805,450,596 14.3%
SBIR Contracts 41 31,026,225 0.6%
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment 43,900,779 0.8%
Subtotal, Contracts 429 $880,377,600 15.6%
Intramural Research Program 1,755 702,955,318 12.5%
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment 196,740,191 3.7%
Subtotal, Intramural Research (FTEs) 1,755 $899,695,509 16.0%
Research Management & Support (RMS) Research Management and Support (RMS) 323,892,632 5.7%
SBIR RMS 2,232,000 0.0%
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment 100,912,010 1.8%
Subtotal, RMS (FTEs) 1,274 $427,036,642 7.6%
Buildings & Facilities   30,000,000 0.5%
Total NCI (FTEs) 3,029 $5,636,392,678 100.0%

Division Obligations by Mechanism

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Division Obligations

Total Division Obligations, FY 2017
(Whole Dollars)
Division Total
Center for Cancer Research (CCR) $424,099,096
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) 104,628,834
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD) 569,510,804
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) 72,265,951
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) 118,366,670
Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP) 184,531,477
Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) 22,340,814
Office of the Director (OD) 1,446,067,987
Total Division $5,228,890,862

Center for Cancer Research (CCR)

CCR Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Intramural Research Program $424,099,096
NIH Management Fund 0
Total CCR   $424,099,096

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG)

DCEG Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts $33,257,170
SBIR Contracts 0
Intramural Research Program 71,371,664
NIH Management Fund 0
Total DCEG   $104,628,834

Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD)

DCTD Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 $0
SPOREs-P50 111,050,523
Other P50s/P20s 1,048,974
U54s 24,891,614
Subtotal, Centers $136,991,111
Other Research–Grants Cancer Education Program-R25 675,470
Clinical Cooperative Groups-U10/UG1 140,103,381
Minority Biomedical Support-S06 0
Sci Eval-U09/T09 & Rsch Enhance-SC1 0
Continuing Education 0
Resource Grants-R24/U24 0
Explor Coop Agreement-U56 0
Global Infect. Disease Rsrch Training Prog - D43 0
Conference Grants-R13/U13 0
Subtotal, Other Research-Grants $140,778,851
Subtotal, Research Grants   $277,769,962
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts 242,049,894
SBIR Contracts 0
Subtotal, Contracts $242,049,894
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS 49,690,948
SBIR RMS 0
NIH Management Fund 0
Subtotal, RMS $49,690,948
Total DCTD   $569,510,804

Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

DCB Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 $0
SPOREs-P50 0
Other P50s/P20s 0
U54s 44,886,633
Subtotal, Centers $44,886,633
Other Research-Grants Subtotal, Other Research–Grants $44,886,633
Contracts R&D Contracts 0
Subtotal, Contracts
$15,444,564
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS 11,934,754
SBIR RMS 0
NIH Management Fund 0
Subtotal, RMS $11,934,754
Total DCB   $72,265,951

Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

DCCPS Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 $0
SPOREs-P50 0
Other P50s/P20s 286,923
U54s 4,726,449
Subtotal, Centers $5,013,372
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts 79,537,193
SBIR Contracts 0
Subtotal, Contracts $79,537,193
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS 33,816,105
SBIR RMS 0
NIH Management Fund 0
Subtotal, RMS $33,816,105
Total DCCPS   $118,366,670

Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP)

DCP Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 $0
SPOREs-P50 0
Other P50s/P20s 0
U54s 2,440,472
Subtotal, Centers $2,440,472
Other Research–Grants Cancer Education Program-R25 0
Clinical Cooperative Groups-U10/UG1 103,251,611
Minority Biomedical Support-S06 0
Sci Eval-U09/T09 & Rsch Enhance-SC1 0
Continuing Education 0
Resource Grants-R24/U24 0
Explor Coop Agreement-U56 0
Global Infect. Disease Rsrch Training Prog - D43 0
Conference Grants-R13/U13 0
Subtotal, Other Research Grants $103,251,611
Subtotal, Research Grants   $105,692,083
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts 55,437,542
SBIR Contracts 0
Subtotal, Contracts $55,437,542
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS 23,401,852
SBIR RMS 0
NIH Management Fund 0
Subtotal, RMS $23,401,852
Total DCP   $184,531,477

Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)


DEA Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS $22,340,814
SBIR RMS 0
NIH Management Fund 0
Total DEA  $22,340,814

Office of the Director (OD)

OD Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Research Project Grants (RPGs) Non-Competing $0
Administrative Supplements 0
Competing 0
Subtotal, without SBIR/STTR Grants $0
SBIR/STTR Grants 121,064,359
Subtotal, RPGs $121,064,359
Centers & SPOREs Cancer Centers Grants-P20/P30 313,010,590
SPOREs-P50 385,133
Other P50s/P20s 0
U54s 58,632,806
Subtotal, Centers $372,028,529
Other Research–Career Program Career Program 0
Post-Doc-Fellow Awards-K00 371,854
Temin & Minority Mentored Awards-K01 4,978,336
Estab. Inv. Award-K05 619,979
Preventive Oncology-K07 10,422,726
Clinical Investigator-K08 14,763,262
Clinical Oncology-K12 13,469,603
Stem Cell Research-K18 0
Transitional Career Development-K22 10,857,156
Mentored Patient Oriented RCDA-K23 3,102,974
Mid-Career Invest. & Patient Orient. Res-K24 2,554,321
Mentored Quant. Res Career-K25 1,044,759
Pathway Award-K99 9,541,966
Subtotal, Career Program $71,726,936
Other Research–Grants Cancer Education Program-R25 22,953,821
Clinical Cooperative Groups-U10/UG1 1,939,522
Minority Biomedical Support-S06 0
Sci Eval-U09/T09 & Rsch Enhance-SC1 0
Continuing Education 0
Resource Grants-R24/U24 0
Explor Coop Agreement-U56 0
Global Infect. Disease Rsrch Training Prog - D43 0
Conference Grants-R13/U13 0
Subtotal, Other Research–Grants $24,893,343
Subtotal, Research Grants   $589,713,167
NRSA Fellowships   77,623,618
R&D Contracts R&D Contracts 325,280,260
SBIR Contracts 31,026,225
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment/Program Evaluation 0
Subtotal, Contracts $356,306,485
Intramural Research Program 207, 484, 558
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment/Program Evaluation 0
Subtotal, Intramural Research $207,484,558
Research Management & Support (RMS) RMS 182,708,159
SBIR RMS 2,232,000
NIH Management Fund/SSF Assessment/Program Evaluation 0
Subtotal, RMS $184,940,159
Buildings and Facilities   30,000,000
Total OD   $1,446,067,987

Research Project Grants Obligations

Research Project Grants Obligations
(Whole Dollars)
Type of Mechanism Mechanism Amount
Research Project Grants Non-Competing $1,500,854,657
Administrative Supplements 33,172,642
Competing 535,521,305
Subtotal, without SBIR/STTR Grants $2,069,548,604
SBIR/STTR Grants 125,635,994
Subtotal, RPGs   $2,195,184,598
  • Posted: February 16, 2018