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The NCI Annual Fact Book

The NCI Budget in Review

This report provides a summary of the distribution of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget among the various National Cancer Institute (NCI) research programs and funding mechanisms, funding policies influencing grant awards, and comparisons with prior year allocations.  Additional information on the NCI budget is accessible from the NCI Home Page.


FY 2013 funds available to the NCI totaled $4.789 billion, reflecting a decrease of 5.5 percent, or $278 million from the previous fiscal year. Learn more about the NFRP FY 2013 funding levels.

Fiscal highlights:

  • Of the total NCI budget, 41.8 percent of the funds were allocated for Research Project Grants (RPGs).
  • The total number of RPGs funded was 4,816 (including SBIR).
  • Almost one-fourth of the RPGs awarded were new (Type 1) or competing renewal (Type 2) awards.
  • NCI funded1,095 competing RPGs.
  • Almost one-third of the total NCI budget supported ongoing, non-competing (Type 5) RPGs.
  • R01 grants were funded to the 9th percentile.
  • 159 grants – totaling over $71 million – were funded as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards.
  • Intramural Research comprised 17 percent of the total NCI budget. Of this amount, about 79 percent was for Labs and Bench Research and the remaining was for infrastructure and support.

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