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8. Long-Term Trends


Budget History of the NHLBI: Fiscal Years 1950–2006

Dollars (Thousands)
Fiscal Year Budget Estimate to Congress House Allowance Senate Allowance Appropriation Obligations Cumulative Fiscal Year Obligations
1950

$ 34,630

$ 11,575

$ 29,117

$ 16,075

$ 15,768
$ 15,768
1951

8,800

8,800

9,400

9,400

8,497

24,265
1952

10,237

10,074
10,156
10,083
9,850
34,115
1953

9,779

9,623
12,000
12,000
11,398
45,513
1954

11,040

12,000
15,418
15,168
14,952
60,465
1955

14,570

16,168
17,168
16,668
16,595
77,060
1956

17,454

17,398
23,976
18,808
18,838
95,898
1957

22,106

25,106
33,396
33,396
32,392
128,290
1958

33,436

33,436
38,784
35,936
35,973
164,263
1959

34,820

36,212
49,529
45,613
45,468
209,731
1960

45,594

52,744
89,500
62,237
61,565
271,296
1961

63,162

71,762
125,166
86,900
86,239
357,535
1962

97,073

105,723
160,000
132,912
110,849
468,384
1963

126,898

143,398
149,498
147,398
120,597
588,981
1964

130,108

129,325
130,545
132,404
117,551
706,532
1965

125,640

124,521
125,171
124,824
124,412
830,944
1966

141,412

146,212
143,462
141,462
141,171
972,115
1967

148,407

154,770
164,770
164,770
164,342
1,136,457
1968

167,954

167,954
177,954
167,954
162,134
1,298,591
1969

169,735

164,120
172,120
166,928
161,834
1,460,425
1970

160,513

160,513
182,000
171,257
160,433
1,620,858
1971

171,747

178,479
203,479
194,901
194,826
1,815,684
1972

195,492

211,624
252,590
232,627
232,577
2,048,261
1973

255,280

300,000
350,000
300,000
255,722
2,303,983
1974

265,000

281,415
320,000
302,915
327,270
2,631,253
1975

309,299

321,196
330,000
327,996
327,953
2,959,206
1976

324,934

329,079
379,059
370,096
368,648
3,327,854
TQA

59,715

58,015
58,015
58,763
60,639
3,388,493
1977

342,855

380,661
420,661
396,661
396,857
3,785,350
1978

403,642

432,642
456,000
447,901
447,968
4,233,318
1979

454,336

485,584
485,584
510,134
510,080
4,743,398
1980

507,344

527,544
527,544
527,544
527,248
5,270,646
1981

532,799

560,264
565,264
549,693
550,072
5,820,718
1982

579,602

583,831
587,741
559,637
559,800
6,380,518
1983

577,143

620,947
624,542
624,259
624,260
7,004,778
1984

639,774

665,859
683,489
704,939
705,064
7,709,842
1985

718,852

764,135
807,149
805,269
803,810
8,513,652
1986

775,254

856,388
863,652
859,239
821,901
9,335,553
1987

785,697

921,410
921,502
930,001
929,982
10,265,535
1988

821,887

990,808
1,000,349
965,536
965,283
11,230,818
1989

1,054,503

1,018,983
1,056,003
1,045,985
1,045,508
12,276,326
1990

1,039,846

1,090,930
1,091,597
1,072,354
1,070,683
13,347,009
1991

1,112,502

1,135,589
1,137,235
1,126,942
1,125,915
14,472,924
1992

1,209,924

1,202,398
1,190,396
1,191,500
1,190,070
15,662,994
1993

1,245,396

1,228,455
1,228,455
1,214,693
1,214,693
16,877,687
1994

1,198,402

1,277,880
1,277,880
1,277,880
1,277,852
18,155,539
1995

1,266,961

1,259,590
1,259,590
1,258,472
1,314,969
19,470,508
1996

1,337,021

1,355,866
1,320,254B
1,355,866
1,351,422C
20,821,930
1997

1,320,555D

1,438,265
1,344,742D
1,432,529E
1,431,821
22,253,751
1998

1,467,189

1,513,004
1,531,898
1,531,061F
1,526,276
23,780,027
1999

1,709,328G

1,720,344
1,793,697
1,793,697F
1,788,008
25,568,035
2000

1,759,806

1,937,404
2,001,185
2,040,291F
2,027,286
27,595,321
2001

2,069,582

2,328,102
2,328,105
2,299,866H
2,298,035
29,893,356
2002

2,567,429

2,547,675
2,618,966
2,576,125I
2,569,794
32,463,150
2003

2,791,411

2,812,011
2,818,684
2,812,011J
2,793,681
35,256,831
2004

2,867,995

2,867,995
2,897,595
2,882,715K
2,882,601
38,139,432
2005

2,963,953

2,963,953
2,985,900
2,965,453
2,922,573L
41,062,005
2006

2,951,270

2,951,270
3,023,381
2,951,270
2,893,527L
43,955,532
A TQ=Transition Quarter, July 1–September 30, 1976.
B Senate Allowance reflects the Institute share of the Government-wide rescission and the HHS rescission.
C Obligations reflect the Institute share of the Government-wide rescission, the HHS rescission, and a transfer to other NIH Institutes through the NIH Director’s 1 percent transfer authority.
D Excludes funds for AIDS research activities consolidated in the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR).
E Excludes enacted administrative reduction.
F Excludes Director transfer, Secretary transfer, and rescission.
G Includes Bioterrorism reduction.
H Excludes Office of Human Research Protection transfer, Secretary transfer, and rescission.
I Excludes Government-wide rescission, Labor/HHS/Education rescission, from HHS to OMB rescission, and Secretary 1 percent transfer.
J Excludes Government-wide rescission.
K Includes Roadmap adjustments.
L Includes Roadmap Transfer and Government-wide rescission.

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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

Current Dollars

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category:  Fiscal Years 19962006 - Current
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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

Constant 1996 Dollars

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category:  Fiscal Years 19962006 - Constant 1996 Dollars
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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

Current Dollars (Millions)
  Fiscal Year
Budget Category 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Extramural Research                      
Heart
$692.8 $737.9 $795.6 $898.0 $1,058.0 $1,186.6 $1,353.4 $1,475.6 $1,545.9 $1,561.8 $1,570.6
Lung
261.9 273.4 281.7 346.2 380.4 444.0 490.5 541.1 544.1 578.3 556.9
Blood
224.3 242.7 257.5 266.1 305.9 364.0 396.0 419.3 429.2 439.5 434.9
Sleep Disorders Research
15.9 18.7 22.3 31.2 35.1 37.0 44.7 49.4 51.9 49.9 53.4
Women’s Health Initiative
--- --- --- 63.1 57.7 59.2 59.0 63.2 58.8 37.8 12.1
Intramural Research 101.8 104.4 111.6 119.5 122.3 133.7 146.7 157.8 164.2 166.3 168.3
Research Management and Support 54.8 54.6 57.6 63.9 67.9 73.5 79.4 87.3 88.5 89.0 97.2
Total $1,351.5 $1,431.7 $1,526.3 $1,788.0 $2,027.3 $2,290.0 $2,569.8 $2,793.7 $2,882.6 $2,922.6 $2,893.4

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

Constant 1996 Dollars (Millions)
  Fiscal Year
Budget Category 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Extramural Research                      
Heart
$ 692.8 $ 725.6 $ 772.4 $861.0 $994.4 $1,088.6 $1,219.3 $1,303.5 $1,333.8 $1,311.3 $1,286.3
Lung
261.9 268.8 273.5 331.9 357.5 407.3 441.9 478.0 469.5 485.6 456.1
Blood
224.3 238.6 250.0 255.1 287.5 333.9 356.8 370.4 370.3 369.0 356.2
Sleep Disorders Research
15.9 18.4 21.7 29.9 33.0 33.9 40.3 43.6 44.8 41.9 43.7
Women’s Health Initiative
--- --- --- 60.5 54.2 54.3 53.2 55.8 50.7 31.7 9.9
Intramural Research 101.8 102.7 108.3 114.6 114.9 122.7 132.2 139.4 141.7 139.6 137.8
Research Management and Support 54.8 53.7 55.9 61.3 63.8 67.4 71.5 77.1 76.4 74.7 79.6
Total $1,351.5 $1,407.8 $1,481.8 $1,714.3 $1,905.4 $2,108.3 $2,315.0 $2,467.9 $2,487.1 $2,453.9 $2,369.7
This table is based on the Biomedical Research & Development Price Index through 2006.

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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism:  Fiscal Years 19962006
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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

  Current Dollars (Millions)
  Fiscal Year
Funding Mechanism 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Research Grants* $1,025.4 $1,100.9 $1,189.8 $1,346.6 $1,570.5 $1,796.9 $2,006.2 $2,172.3 $2,257.3 $2,310.2 $2,275.9
Research and Development (R&D) Contracts 120.9 121.9 116.7 197.2 201.3 220.1 258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.8
Training Programs 48.5 49.8 50.6 60.8 65.4 73.7 79.2 85.8 87.1 88.4 89.2
Intramural Research and Research Management and Support 156.6 159.1 169.2 183.4 190.1 207.3 226.1 245.1 252.7 255.4 265.6
Total $1,351.4 $1,431.7 $1,526.3 $1,788.0 $2,027.3 $2,298.0 $2,569.8 $2,793.7 $2,882.6 $2,922.6 $2,893.5
* Includes Research Career Programs.
Excludes Office of the Director and DIR research contracts, which are included in R&D contracts.

NHLBI Employment: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

Fiscal Year
Staff 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
FTEs* 834 829 840 847 865 868 880 880 861 796 797
* Full-time equivalents.

NHLBI Institute-Initiated and Investigator-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

NHLBI Institute-Initiated and Investigator-Initiated Awards:  Fiscal Years 19962006
* Includes Research Career Programs.
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NHLBI Grants and Research and Development Contracts as Subsets of Institute-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

NHLBI Grants and Research and Development Contracts as Subsets of Institute-Initiated Awards:  Fiscal Years 19962006
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NHLBI Extramural Programs: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

  Dollars (Millions)
  Fiscal Year
Funding Mechanism 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Investigator-Initiated Awards                      
Investigator-Initiated Grants*
$ 779.0 $ 830.3 $ 930.5 $1,022.2 $1,187.4 $1,388.8 $1,521.4 $1,616.1 $1,716.8 $1,747.2 $1,747.0
Research Career Programs (K04, K06)
33.8 33.9 36.1 47.7 54.2 57.5 63.5 65.8 67.8 71.0 70.4
Subtotal, Investigator-Initiated Awards 812.8 864.2 966.6 1,069.9 1,241.6 1,446.3 1,584.9 1,681.9 1,784.6 1,818.2 1,817.3
Institute-Initiated Awards                      
Institute-Initiated Grants (RFA)
216.8 236.8 223.2 276.7 328.9 350.7 421.3 490.4 472.5 492.1 458.6
Centers
106.7 108.7 114.4 119.9 123.8 127.2 128.2 138.9 140.6 151.5 141.1
R&D Contracts (RFP)
116.7 121.9 116.7 197.2 201.3 220.1 258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.9
Subtotal, Institute-Initiated Awards 333.5 358.7 339.9 473.9 530.2 570.8 679.6 780.9 758.0 760.7 721.4
Training                      
Individual Awards
7.3 6.8 7.6 9.2 8.9 8.9 9.5 8.6 8.8 9.7 10.0
Institutional Awards
41.2 43.0 43.0 51.6 56.5 64.8 69.7 77.2 78.4 78.7 79.1
Subtotal, Training 48.5 49.8 50.6 60.8 65.4 73.7 79.2 85.8 87.2 88.4 89.2
Total, Extramural $1,194.8 $1,272.7 $1,357.1 $1,604.6 $1,837.2 $2,090.8 $2,343.7 $2,548.6 $2,629.8 $2,667.3 $2,628.0
* Includes all R18s.
Centers are a subset of Institute-Initiated Grants (RFAs), and are not added to the Institute-Initiated Awards subtotal as a distinct category.

NHLBI Extramural Programs: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

  Percent of Total Extramural Budget
  Fiscal Year
Funding Mechanism 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Investigator-Initiated Awards                      
Investigator-Initiated Grants*
65.2% 65.2% 68.6% 63.7% 64.6% 66.4% 64.9% 63.4% 65.3% 65.5% 66.5%
Research Career Programs (K04, K06)
2.8 2.7 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7
Subtotal, Investigator-Initiated Awards 68.0 67.9 71.2 66.7 67.6 69.2 67.6 66.0 67.9 68.2 69.2
Institute-Initiated Awards                      
Institute-Initiated Grants (RFA)
18.1 18.6 16.4 17.2 17.9 16.8 18.0 19.2 18.0 18.4 17.5
Centers
8.9 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.7 6.1 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.4
R&D Contracts (RFP)
9.8 9.6 8.6 12.3 11.0 10.5 11.0 11.4 10.9 10.1 10.0
Subtotal, Institute-Initiated Awards 27.9 28.2 25.0 29.5 28.9 27.3 29.0 30.9 28.8 28.5 27.5
Training                      
Individual Awards
0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4
Institutional Awards
3.4 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Subtotal, Training 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4
Total, Extramural 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
* Includes all R18s.
Centers are a subset of Institute-Initiated Grants (RFAs), and are not added to the Institute-Initiated Awards subtotal as a distinct category.

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NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism:  Fiscal Years 19962006
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NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

  Dollars (Millions)
  Fiscal Year
Funding Mechanism 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Research Grants* $918.7 $992.3 $1,075.4 $1,226.7 $1,446.7 $1,669.8 $1,878.0 $2,033.4 $2,116.6 $2,158.8 $2,134.9
Centers 106.7 108.7 114.4 119.9 123.8 127.2 127.2 138.9 140.6 151.5 141.1
R&D Contracts 120.9 121.9 116.7 197.2 201.3 220.1 258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.9
Research Training 48.5 49.8 50.6 60.8 65.4 73.7 79.2 85.8 87.1 88.4 89.2
Total, Extramural $1,194.8 $1,272.7 $1,357.1 $1,357.1 $1,837.2 $2,090.8 $2,343.7 $2,548.6 $2,629.8 $2,667.3 $2,628.0
* Includes Research Career Programs; does not include Centers.

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism:  Fiscal Years 19962006
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NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 1996–2006

  Percent of Total Extramural Budget
  Fiscal Year
Funding Mechanism 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Research Grants* 76.9% 78.0% 79.2% 76.4% 78.7% 79.9% 80.1% 79.8% 80.5% 80.9% 81.2%
Centers 8.9 8.5 8.4 7.5 6.7 6.1 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.4
R&D Contracts (RFP) 10.1 9.6 8.6 12.3 11.0 10.5 11.0 11.4 10.9 10.1 10.0
Research Training 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4
Total, Extramural 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
* Includes Research Career Programs; does not include Centers.
Note: Numbers may not add to total due to rounding.

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