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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, 2018, 2019, and 2020 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2020.

FY 2016-2020 Total NCI Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
2016 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2016-2020 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2020.
$4,952.6 $5,206.2 $5,636.4 $5,927.7 $6,383.4 22.6%
FY 2016-2020 Extramural Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2016 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2016-2020 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2020.
Research Project Grants $2,146.1 $2,278.4 $2,450.6 $2,541.7 $2,749.4 28.1%
Cancer Centers 335.0 313.0 331.4 337.1 382.0 14.0%
SPOREs 108.2 111.4 115.8 110.7 113.2 4.6%
Other P50s/P20s 2.8 1.3 0.0 7.4 7.9 182.1%
Other Specialized Centers 99.3 135.6 178.3 200.8 110.7 11.5%
Other Research Grants 399.1 481.9 537.9 506.8 548.1 37.3%
NRSA 73.0 77.6 82.4 87.0 96.4 32.1%
R&D Contract 732.3 880.4 825.4 768.1 823.0 12.4%
Buildings & Facilities 16.0 30.0 18.0 18.0 30.0 87.5%
Total Extramural Funds $3,911.9 $4,309.7 $4,539.8 $4,577.5 $4,860.7 24.3%
FY 2016-2020 Intramural and RMS Funding
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2016 2017* 2018* 2019* 2020* 2016-2020 % Change
*Fiscal years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 includes Cancer Moonshot funding appropriated that fiscal year and excludes all carryover obligations for fiscal years 2018 through 2020.
Intramural Research $894.5 $899.7 $945.5 $964.9 $1,072.6 19.9%
RMS 399.8 427.0 442.4 449.9 450.0 12.6%
Total IRP & RMS Funds $1,294.3 $1,326.7 $1,387.9 $1,414.8 $1,522.6 17.6%
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