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NCI Historical Trends

Established in 1937, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) was among the first Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). From the outset, NCI served as a scientific cornerstone of the NIH. The following links provide information about the history of NCI appropriations and the Professional Judgment (Bypass) Budget, as well as data on funding trends and staffing levels.

Bypass Budget Requests and NCI Appropriations

Information on NCI Appropriations for each fiscal year since 1938 and Bypass Budget requests since 1974. Also graphically displays the Bypass Budget compared to NCI Appropriations, since 1974.

NCI Funding Trends

Displays NCI funding, percent growth by mechanism, and percent share by mechanism.

Extramural vs Intramural and RMS Funding

Displays total dollar amounts and a comparison of extramural and in-house funding.

Comparison of Dollars, Positions, and Space

Displays obligations against the annual NCI appropriation, the total number of FTEs (work years for NCI employees), and facility space in thousands of square feet.

NCI Personnel

Displays the number of employees by full-time, permanent appointments; appointments other than full-time, permanent; and training fellows.

NCI and NIH AIDS Funding History

Displays the total dollar amount and a comparison of NIH and NCI funding levels for HIV/AIDS research.