NCI Funding Trends

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

NCI Funding

Funding, FY 2013-2017
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017**
* Other mechanisms includes Research Career Program Cancer Education, Minority Biomedical Research Support, Other Grants, National Research Service Awards (NRSA), Research Management & Support, Buildings & Facilities.
** Includes Cancer Moonshot funding.
Research Project Grants 2,000.2 2,012.6 2,092.6 2,146.1 2,278.4
Cancer Centers 262.2 281.8 288.7 335.0 313.0
SPOREs 104.3 104.6 102.7 108.2 111.4
Other P50s/P20s 21.5 18.2 5.8 2.8 1.3
Specialized Centers 146.0 139.2 112.3 99.3 135.6
Clinical Cooperative Groups 235.4 271.6 250.8 221.0 245.3
R&D Contracts 616.0 652.3 597.0 732.3 880.4
Intramural Research 811.6 845.1 843.2 894.5 899.7
Other Mechanisms* 591.8 607.0 659.6 666.9 771.2
Total NCI $4,789.0 $4,932.4 $4,952.6 $5,206.2 $5,636.4

Percent Change by Mechanism

Percent Change by Mechanism, FY 2012-2017
Mechanism 2012 to 2013 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017
*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 -5.5% 3.0% 0.4% 5.1% 8.3%
Research Project Grants -7.0% 0.6% 4.0% 2.6% 6.2%
Cancer Centers -6.3% 7.5% 2.4% 16.0% -6.6%
SPOREs -8.1% 0.3% -1.8% 5.4% 3.0%
Other P50s/P20s -35.8% -15.2% -68.1% -51.5% -52.6%
Specialized Centers -21.5% -4.6% -19.3% -11.6% 36.5%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 2.4% 15.4% -7.7% -11.9% 11.0%
R&D Contracts 4.5% 5.9% -8.5% 22.7% 20.2%
Intramural Research -5.4% 4.1% -0.2% 6.1% 0.6%
Other Mechanisms* -5.5% 2.6% 8.7% 1.1% 15.6%

Percent Share of Total NCI Dollars

Mechanism Share of NCI Budget, FY 2013-2017
Mechanism 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
*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 41.8% 40.8% 42.3% 41.2% 40.4%
Cancer Centers 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% 6.4% 5.6%
SPOREs 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0%
Other P50s/P20s 0.4% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Specialized Centers 3.0% 2.8% 2.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 4.9% 5.5% 5.1% 4.2% 4.4%
R&D Contracts 12.9% 13.2% 12.1% 14.1% 15.6%
Intramural Research 16.9% 17.1% 17.0% 17.2% 16.0%
Other Mechanisms* 12.4% 12.3% 13.3% 12.8% 13.7%
  • Posted: February 16, 2018