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The NCI Annual Fact Book

The NCI Budget in Review

Each year, the staff of the Office of Budget and Finance compile and publish an annual report on how the NCI distributed its budget among the various research programs and funding mechanisms. It also contains funding policies influencing grant awards, and comparisons with prior year allocations.


Executive Summary
Funds available to the NCI in FY 2005 totaled over $4.795 billion, reflecting an increase of 1.5% and $71 million over the previous fiscal year. Fiscal highlights from FY 2005 include:

  • Of the total NCI budget, 46% of the funds were allocated for Research Project Grants.
  • The total number of Research Project Grants (RPGs) funded was 5,412.
  • One-fifth of the RPGs awarded were new (Type 1) or competing renewal (Type 2) awards.
  • 1,292 competing RPG's were funded.
  • Approximately 32% of the total NCI budget supported ongoing non-competing (Type 5) RPGs.
  • R01 grants were funded to the 16th percentile.
  • 265 grants - totaling nearly $98 million - were funded as Small Business Innovation Research
      (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards.
  • Intramural Research was just under 15% of the total NCI budget in FY 2005.
  • $532 million - over 11% of the total NCI budget - was allocated for Cancer Prevention & Control.

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