Table 1.

Fiscal Year 2010 Extramural NHLBI Extramural Projects by Selected Mechanisms That Together Accounted for 87% of All Extramural Funds

MechanismNonclinical ProjectsClinical Projects
No.Total Funding (% Extramural Funding)Median Cost per Project (25th, 75th Percentiles)No.Total Funding (% Extramural Funding)Median Cost per Project (25th and 75th Percentiles)
Contract86155 399 (6%)1717 (522, 2274)6865 479 (3%)378 (109, 1018)
P01120187 232 (7%)1752 (1018, 2116)3357 204 (2%)1945 (1570, 2423)
P5011734 (<1%)2142 449 (2%)2247 (1619, 2594)
R012475804 079 (33%)381 (364, 410)995515 239 (21%)431 (375, 672)
R2126337 610 (2%)213 (191, 231)7114 664 (<1%)199 (189, 228)
R445027 958 (1%)500 (373, 681)3426 727 (1%)647 (420, 998)
U013731 756 (1%)1092 (345, 1311)236181 620 (7%)472 (159, 948)
  • P01 indicates Program Project Grant; P50, Research Center Grant; R01, Research Project Grant; R21, Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant; R44, Small Business Innovation Research Grant; U01, Research Project Cooperative Agreement.

  • All costs are in units of $1000. All data were obtained from the publicly available National Institutes of Health Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC) are found at http://report.nih.gov/rcdc/categories/default.aspx. Clinical projects are those categorized in RCDC as “Clinical Research” or “Clinical Trials.” Total NHLBI extramural funding in fiscal year 2010 was $2 441 772 050. Values for numbers of projects, total funding for each mechanism, and median (25th, 75th percentiles) costs per project were calculated using the SAS version 9.2 “Proc Tabulate” procedure.