Funding Strategy

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NCI supports the best scientists and research projects through a rigorous grant application and peer review process.

Funding Determinations

NCI understands that researchers applying for grants want to know about their chances of receiving funding for their grant applications. Therefore, every fiscal year, NCI makes its funding strategy information publicly available. For more information about how NCI makes funding decisions, see NCI Peer Review and Outcomes.

Funding Policy

In FY 2017, NCI will not make reductions in budgets for ongoing (non-competing) grants. Decisions on competing grants will continue to be based on review of individual applications.
Funding Policy for FY 2017 Research Project Grant Awards
Archive of Funding Policy for Previous Fiscal Years

NCI Budget and Appropriations

To achieve its research goals, each year NCI issues grants to support investigator-initiated research, to conduct clinical trials, and to support initiatives that address health care disparities.
Learn more about NCI budget allocation for research.

  • Updated: August 18, 2017