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NCI Funding Trends

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

NCI Funding

Funding, FY 2014-2018
(Dollars in Millions)
Mechanism 2014 2015 2016 2017** 2018**
*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 FY 2018 Cures-Moonshot funding.
*Excludes FY 2017 Cures-Moonshot carryover obligations. 
Research Project Grants 2,012.6 2,092.6 2,146.1 2,278.4 2,450.6
Cancer Centers 281.8 288.7 335.0 313.0 331.4
SPOREs 104.6 102.7 108.2 111.4 115.8
Other P50s/P20s 18.2 5.8 2.8 1.3  -
Specialized Centers 139.2 112.3 99.3 135.6 178.3
Clinical Cooperative Groups 271.6 250.8 221.0 245.3 255.3
R&D Contracts 652.3 597.0 732.3 880.4 825.4
Intramural Research 845.1 843.2 894.5 899.7 945.5
Other Mechanisms* 607.0 659.6 666.9 771.2 825.3
Total NCI $4,932.4 $4,952.6 $5,206.2 $5,636.4 $5,927.7

Percent Change by Mechanism

Percent Change by Mechanism, FY 2013-2018
Mechanism 2013 to 2014 2014 to 2015 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018
*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 3.0% 0.4% 5.1% 8.3%
5.2%
Research Project Grants 0.6% 4.0% 2.6% 6.2% 7.6%
Cancer Centers 7.5% 2.4% 16.0% -6.6% 5.9%
SPOREs 0.3% -1.8% 5.4% 3.0% 3.9%
Other P50s/P20s -15.2% -68.1% -51.5% -52.6% -100.0%
Specialized Centers -4.6% -19.3% -11.6% 36.5% 31.5%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 15.4% -7.7% -11.9% 11.0% 4.1%
R&D Contracts 5.9% -8.5% 22.7% 20.2% -6.2%
Intramural Research 4.1% -0.2% 6.1% 0.6% 5.1%
Other Mechanisms* 2.6% 8.7% 1.1% 15.6% 7.0%

Percent Share of Total NCI Dollars

Mechanism Share of NCI Budget, FY 2014-2018
Mechanism 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
*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 40.8% 42.3% 41.2% 40.4% 41.3%
Cancer Centers 5.7% 5.8% 6.4% 5.6% 5.6%
SPOREs 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0%
Other P50s/P20s 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Specialized Centers 2.8% 2.3% 1.9% 2.4% 3.0%
Clinical Cooperative Groups 5.5% 5.1% 4.2% 4.4% 4.3%
R&D Contracts 13.2% 12.1% 14.1% 15.6% 13.9%
Intramural Research 17.1% 17.0% 17.2% 16.0% 16.0%
Other Mechanisms* 12.3% 13.3% 12.8% 13.7% 13.9%
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