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Extramural vs Intramural and RMS Funding

The following is a comparison broken out by mechanism and total between Extramural dollars spent vs Intramural Research Program (IRP) and Research Management and Support (RMS).

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*Fiscal years 2017 through 2021 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2021.

FY 2017-2021 Total NCI Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2021* 2017-2021 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017 through 2021 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
$5,636.4 $5,927.7 $5,992.3 $6,383.4 $6,442.7 14.3%
FY 2017-2021 Extramural Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2021* 2017-2021 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017 through 2021 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
Research Project Grants $2,278.4 $2,450.6 $2,541.7 $2,749.4 $2,822.4 23.9%
Cancer Centers 313.0 331.4 337.1 382.0 344.7 10.1%
SPOREs 111.4 115.8 110.7 113.2 119.6 7.3%
Other P50s/P20s 1.3 0.0 7.4 7.9 3.3 147.0%
Other Specialized Centers 135.6 178.3 200.8 110.7 95.9 -29.2%
Other Research Grants 481.9 537.9 506.8 548.1 556.2 15.4%
NRSA 77.6 82.4 87.0 96.4 93.0 19.8%
R&D Contract 880.4 825.4 768.1 823.0 812.2 -7.7%
Buildings & Facilities 30.0 18.0 18.0 30.0 30.0 0.0%
Total Extramural Funds $4,309.7 $4,539.8 $4,577.5 $4,860.7 $4,877.3 13.2%
FY 2017-2021 Intramural and RMS Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2021* 2017-2021 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017 through 2021 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
Intramural Research $899.7 $945.5 $964.9 $1,072.6 $1,102.5 22.5%
RMS 427.0 442.4 449.9 450.0 462.9 8.4%
Total IRP & RMS Funds $1,326.7 $1,387.9 $1,414.8 $1,522.6 $1,565.4 18.0%
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