NCI Funding Trends

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Funding amounts and percentages reflect actual obligations for each fiscal year. The NCI Budget has decreased by $105.6 million, or 2.1%, since 2011.

From FY 2011 to FY 2015, the mechanism shares of the total budget have remained relatively stable except for a decrease in Specialized Grants, and increases in other P50s/P20s and in Other Mechanisms.

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NCI Funding

Funding, FY 2011-2015
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
*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 $5,058.1 $5,067.3 $4,789.0 $4,932.4 $4,952.6
Research Project Grants 2,163.7 2,150.6 2,000.2 2,012.6 2,092.6
Cancer Centers 278.3 279.9 262.2 281.8 288.7
SPOREs 121.9 113.5 104.3 104.6 102.7
Other P50s/P20s 35.2 33.4 21.5 18.2 5.8
Specialized Centers 162.7 186.0 146.0 139.2 112.3
Clinical Cooperative Groups 243.9 229.8 235.4 271.6 250.8
R&D Contracts 587.0 589.7 616.0 652.3 597.0
Intramural Research 833.7 857.8 811.6 845.1 843.2
Other Mechanisms* 631.8 626.5 591.8 607.0 659.6

Percent Change by Mechanism

Percent Change by Mechanism, FY 2011-2015
Mechanism 2011 to 2012 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015
*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%
Research Project Grants -0.6% -7.0% 0.6% 4.0%
Cancer Centers 0.6% -6.3% 7.5% 2.4%
SPOREs -6.9% -8.1% 0.3% -1.8%
Other P50s/P20s -4.9% -35.8% -15.2% -68.1%
Specialized Centers 14.4% -21.5% -4.6% -19.3%
Clinical Cooperative Groups -5.8% 2.4% 15.4% -7.7%
R&D Contracts 0.5% 4.5% 5.9% -8.5%
Intramural Research 2.9% -5.4% 4.1% -0.2%
Other Mechanisms* -0.8% -5.5% 2.6% 8.6%

Percent Share of Total NCI Dollars

Mechanism Share of NCI Budget, FY 2011-2015
Mechanism 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
*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 42.8% 42.4% 41.8% 40.8% 42.3%
Cancer Centers 5.5% 5.5% 5.5% 5.7% 5.8%
SPOREs 2.4% 2.2% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1%
Other P50s/P20s 0.7% 0.7% 0.4% 0.4% 0.1%
Specialized Centers 3.2% 3.7% 3.0% 2.8% 2.3%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 4.8% 4.5% 4.9% 5.5% 5.1%
R&D Contracts 11.6% 11.6% 12.9% 13.2% 12.1%
Intramural Research 16.5% 16.9% 16.9% 17.1% 17.0%
Other Mechanisms* 12.5% 12.4% 12.4% 12.3% 13.3%
  • Posted: December 16, 2016