NCI Funding Trends

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Funding amounts and percentages reflect actual obligations for each fiscal year.

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NCI Funding

Funding, FY 2012-2016
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
*Other mechanisms includes Research Career Program Cancer Education, Minority Biomedical Research Support, Other Grants, National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Research Management & Support, Buildings & Facilities.
Total NCI $5,067.3 $4,789.0 $4,932.4 $4,952.6 $5,206.2
Research Project Grants 2,150.6 2,000.2 2,012.6 2,092.6 2,146.1
Cancer Centers 279.9 262.2 281.8 288.7 335.0
SPOREs 113.5 104.3 104.6 102.7 108.2
Other P50s/P20s 33.4 21.5 18.2 5.8 2.8
Specialized Centers 186.0 146.0 139.2 112.3 99.3
Clinical Cooperative Groups 229.8 235.4 271.6 250.8 221.0
R&D Contracts 589.7 616.0 652.3 597.0 732.3
Intramural Research 857.8 811.6 845.1 843.2 894.5
Other Mechanisms* 626.5 591.8 607.0 659.6 666.9

Percent Change by Mechanism

Percent Change by Mechanism, FY 2011-2016
Mechanism 2011 to 2012 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016
*Other mechanisms includes Research Career Program Cancer Education, Minority Biomedical Research Support, Other Grants, National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Research Management & Support, Buildings & Facilities.
Total NCI 0.2% -5.5% 3.0% 0.4% 5.1%
Research Project Grants -0.6% -7.0% 0.6% 4.0% 2.6%
Cancer Centers 0.6% -6.3% 7.5% 2.4% 16.0%
SPOREs -6.9% -8.1% 0.3% -1.8% 5.4%
Other P50s/P20s -4.9% -35.8% -15.2% -68.1% -51.5%
Specialized Centers 14.4% -21.5% -4.6% -19.3% -11.6%
Clinical Cooperative Groups -5.8% 2.4% 15.4% -7.7% -11.9%
R&D Contracts 0.5% 4.5% 5.9% -8.5% 22.7%
Intramural Research 2.9% -5.4% 4.1% -0.2% 6.1%
Other Mechanisms* -0.8% -5.5% 2.6% 8.7% 1.1%

Percent Share of Total NCI Dollars

Mechanism Share of NCI Budget, FY 2012-2016
Mechanism 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
*Other mechanisms includes Research Career Program Cancer Education, Minority Biomedical Research Support, Other Grants, National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Research Management & Support, Buildings & Facilities.
Research Project Grants 42.4% 41.8% 40.8% 42.3% 41.2%
Cancer Centers 5.5% 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% 6.4%
SPOREs 2.2% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
Other P50s/P20s 0.7% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
Specialized Centers 3.7% 3.0% 2.8% 2.3% 1.9%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 4.5% 4.9% 5.5% 5.1% 4.2%
R&D Contracts 11.6% 12.9% 13.2% 12.1% 14.1%
Intramural Research 16.9% 16.9% 17.1% 17.0% 17.2%
Other Mechanisms* 12.4% 12.4% 12.3% 13.3% 12.8%
  • Posted: May 15, 2017