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ASCO's Research Survey Shows Decrease in NEI Awards to Member Institutions

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Direct costs awarded from the National Eye Institute for research at ASCO member institutions fell to $15.6 million during July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, down from $19.3 million awarded during 2016-17 and $23.5 million in 2015-16, according to ASCO’s 2017-18 Research Survey Report. Overall, total direct costs awarded rose slightly to $29.9 million, after falling from $32.7 million in 2015-16 to $27.2 million in 2016-17. Industry-funded awards totaled $6.4 million, up from $4.1 million last year and $4.3 million the year before. Approximately $15.8 in direct costs was awarded for research in basic science ($13.7 million in 2016-17, $14.4 million in 2015-16), followed by $8.3 million for research in clinical science ($7.4 million, $8.1 million) and $4.0 million for research in translational science ($4.7 million, $7.4 million). All 23 member schools and colleges participated in the survey.

The complete report was distributed to the ASCO Board of Directors in December and includes a list of direct costs awarded to each school and information about faculty and facilities devoted to research.


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