8. Long-Term Trends


Budget History of the NHLBI: Fiscal Years 1950–2012

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 2,951,270J 2,893,527 43,955,532
2007 2,901,012 2,901,012 2,924,299 2,921,757 2,922,322L 46,877,854
2008 2,894,341 2,965,775 2,992,197 2,974,900E 2,937,333 49,815,187
2009 2,924,942 3,025,500 3,006,344 3,015,689 3,014,552 52,829,739
2010 3,050,356 3,123,403 3,066,827 3,096,916 3,093,501 55,923,240
2011 3,187,516 M 3,182,524 3,069,723M 3,069,550 58,992,790
2012 3,147,992 M 3,036,189 3,076,115M 3,050,959 62,043,749

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.
M House allowance not provided.

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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Current Dollars

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 2002–2012 - Current Dollars
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Note: Beginning in 2007, the WHI funds are included in the "Heart" category and the Sleep Disorders Research funds are included in the "Lung" category. Previously they were reported separately.

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Current Dollars (Millions)

Budget Category FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Extramural Research–Heart $1,412.4 $1,538.8 $1,604.7 $1,599.6 $1,582.7 $1,624.9 $1,652.2 $1,659.2 $1,769.1 $1,736.2 $1,700.0
Extramural Research–Lung 535.2 590.5 596.0 628.2 610.3 597.6 572.2 627.8 629.9 635.5 635.4
Extramural Research–Blood 396.0 419.3 429.2 439.5 434.9 429.7 426.2 431.7 389.2 383.2 402.6
Intramural Research 146.7 157.8 164.2 166.3 168.3 169.5 177.5 181.7 186.2 192.1 191.8
Research Management and Support 79.4 87.3 88.5 89.0 97.2 100.6 109.2 114.1 119.1 122.6 121.2
Total $2,569.7 $2,793.7 $2,882.6 $2,922.6 $2,893.4 $2,922.3 $2,937.3 $3,014.5 $3,093.5 $3,069.6 $3,051.0

Note: From 1999 to 2006, the WHI was reported separately.  In this table, it has been incorporated into the "Heart" line.  The Sleep Disorders Research was reported separately from 1996 to 2006.  In this table, it has been incorporated into the "Lung" line.

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 2002–2012*

Constant 2002 Dollars

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category:  Fiscal Years 20022012 - Constant 2001 Dollars
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* This chart is based on the Biomedical Research & Development Price Index through 2012.
Note: Beginning in 2007, the WHI funds are included in the "Heart" category and the Sleep Disorders Research funds are included in the "Lung" category. Previously they were reported separately.

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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Category: Fiscal Years 2002–2012*

Constant 2002 Dollars (Millions)

Budget Category FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Extramural Research–Heart $1,412.4 $1,482.5 $1,487.2 $1,423.1 $1,342.4 $1,325.4 $1,283.8 $1,244.7 $1,284.7 $1,234.4 $1,190.5
Extramural Research–Lung 535.2 568.9 552.4 558.9 517.6 487.4 444.6 471.0 457.4 452.0 445.0
Extramural Research–Blood 396.0 403.9 397.8 391.0 368.9 350.5 331.2 323.9 282.6 272.3 281.9
Intramural Research 146.7 152.0 152.2 148.0 142.7 138.3 137.9 136.3 135.2 136.6 134.3
Research Management and Support 79.4 84.1 82.0 79.2 82.4 82.1 84.8 85.6 86.5 87.2 84.9
Total $2,569.7 $2,691.4 $2,671.5 $2,600.2 $2,454.1 $2,383.6 $2,282.3 $2,261.5 $2,246.6 $2,182.6 $2,136.6

* This chart is based on the Biomedical Research & Development Price Index through 2010.
Note: From 1999 to 2006, the WHI was reported separately.  In this table, it has been incorporated into the "Heart" line.  The Sleep Disorders Research was reported separately from 1996 to 2006.  In this table, it has been incorporated into the "Lung" line.

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NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism:  Fiscal Years 20022012
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* Includes Research Career Programs.
** Excludes Office of the Director and DIR research contracts, which are included in R&D contracts.

NHLBI Total Obligations by Budget Mechanism: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Current Dollars (Millions)

Funding Mechanism FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Research Grants* $2,006.2 $2,172.3 $2,257.3 $2,310.2 $2,275.9 $2,263.1 $2,216.9 $2,261.0 $2,310.3 $2,288.6 $2,312.3
Research and Development (R&D) Contracts 258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.8 295.8 338.8 361.1 379.9 368.3 332.4
Training Programs 79.2 85.8 87.1 88.4 89.2 93.3 94.9 96.6 98.0 98.0 93.3
Intramural Research and Research Management and Support** 226.1 245.1 252.7 255.4 265.6 270.1 286.7 295.8 305.3 314.6 313.0
Total $2,569.8 $2,793.7 $2,882.6 $2,922.6 $2,893.5 $2,922.3 $2,937.3 $3,014.5 $3,093.5 $3,069.5 $3,051.0

* Includes Research Career Programs.
** Excludes Office of the Director and DIR research contracts, which are included in R&D contracts.

NHLBI Employment: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Staff FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
FTEs* 880 880 861 796 797 814 846 856 876 876 886

* Full-time equivalents.

NHLBI Institute-Initiated and Investigator-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

NHLBI Institute-Initiated and Investigator-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 20022012
* Includes Research Career Programs.
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NHLBI Grants and Research and Development Contracts as Subsets of Institute-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

NHLBI Grants and Research and Development Contracts as Subsets of Institute-Initiated Awards: Fiscal Years 20022012
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NHLBI Extramural Programs: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Dollars (Millions)

Funding Mechanism FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Investigator-Initiated Awards                      
Investigator-Initiated Grants*
$1,521.4 $1,616.1 $1,716.8 $1,747.2 $1,747.0 $1,719.3 $1,742.1 $1,765.5 $1,865.9 $1,842.8 $1,892.2
Research Career Programs
63.5 65.8 67.8 71.0 70.4 55.4 78.7 84.6 68.0 79.1 80.2
Subtotal, Investigator-Initiated
Awards
1,584.9 1,681.9 1,784.6 1,818.2 1,817.3 1,774.7 1,820.8 1,850.1 1,933.9 1,921.9 1,972.4
Institute-Initiated Awards                      
Institute-Initiated Grants (RFA)
421.3 490.4 472.5 492.1 458.6 488.2 396.1 410.9 376.4 366.7 419.3
Centers**
128.2 138.9 140.6 151.5 141.1 141.0 107.3 90.1 72.6 55.9 63.4
R&D Contracts (RFP)
258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.9 295.8 338.8 361.1 379.9 368.3 332.4
Subtotal, Institute-Initiated Awards 679.6 780.9 758.0 760.7 721.4 784.0 734.9 772.0 756.3 735.0 751.7
Training                      
Individual Awards
9.5 8.6 8.8 9.7 10.0 8.2 9.0 10.3 11.7 10.6 9.6
Institutional Awards
69.7 77.2 78.4 78.7 79.1 85.1 85.8 86.2 86.3 87.4 83.7
Subtotal, Training 79.2 85.8 87.2 88.4 89.2 93.3 94.8 96.5 98.0 98.0 93.3
Total, Extramural $2,343.7 $2,548.6 $2,629.8 $2,667.3 $2,628.0 $2,652.0 $2,650.5 $2,718.6 $2,788.2 $2,754.9 $2,817.4

* 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 2002–2012

Percent of Total Extramural Budget

Funding Mechanism FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Investigator-Initiated Awards                      
Investigator-Initiated Grants*
64.9% 63.4% 65.3% 65.5% 66.5% 64.8% 65.7% 64.9% 66.9% 66.9% 67.2%
Research Career Programs (K04, K06)
2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.1 3.0 3.1 2.4 2.9 2.8
Subtotal, Investigator-Initiated Awards 67.6 66.0 67.9 68.2 69.2 66.9 68.7 68.1 69.4 69.8 70.0
Institute-Initiated Awards                      
Institute-Initiated Grants (RFA)
18.0 19.2 18.0 18.4 17.5 18.4 14.9 15.1 13.5 13.3 14.9
Centers**
5.5 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.3 4.0 3.3 2.6 2.0 2.3
R&D Contracts (RFP)
11.0 11.4 10.9 10.1 10.0 11.2 12.8 13.3 13.6 13.4 11.8
Subtotal, Institute-Initiated Awards 29.0 30.6 28.8 28.5 27.5 29.6 27.7 28.4 27.1 26.7 26.7
Training                      
Individual Awards
0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3
Institutional Awards
3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.0
Subtotal, Training 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.3
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 2002–2012

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism:  Fiscal Years 20022012
*Includes Research Career Programs; does not include Centers.
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NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Dollars (Millions)

Funding Mechanism FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Research Grants* $1,878.0 $2,033.4 $2,116.5 $2,158.8 $2,134.9 $2,121.9 $2,109.6 $2,170.9 $2,237.7 $2,232.7 $2,328.3
Centers 128.2 138.9 140.6 151.5 141.1 141.0 107.3 90.1 72.6 55.9 63.4
R&D Contracts 258.3 290.5 285.5 268.6 262.9 295.8 338.8 361.1 379.9 368.3 332.4
Research Training 79.2 85.8 87.2 88.4 89.2 93.3 94.8 96.5 98.0 98.0 93.3
Total, Extramural $2,343.7 $2,548.6 $2,629.8 $2,667.3 $2,628.0 $2,652.0 $2,650.5 $2,718.6 $2,788.2 $2,754.9 $2,817.4

* Includes Research Career Programs; does not include Centers.

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 20022012

*Includes Research Career Programs; does not include Centers.
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NHLBI Extramural Research Funding Mechanism: Fiscal Years 2002–2012

Percent of Total Extramural Budget

Funding Mechanism FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
Research Grants* 80.1% 79.8% 80.5% 80.9% 81.2% 80.0% 79.6% 79.9% 80.3% 81.0% 82.6%
Centers 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.4 5.3 4.0 3.3 2.6 2.0 2.3
R&D Contracts (RFP) 11.0 11.4 10.9 10.1 10.0 11.2 12.8 13.3 13.6 13.4 11.8
Research Training 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.3
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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