ASCO’s Research Survey Shows Decrease in Amount of Direct Costs Awarded to Institutions

Direct costs awarded from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 for research at ASCO member institutions totaled approximately $28.9 million, down from $29.9 million the previous year, according to ASCO’s 2018-19 Research Survey Report. $18.5 million came from the National Eye Institute (up from $15.6 million) and $7.7 million from industry (up from $6.4 million). Other federal and state awards decreased by $4.8 million. Approximately $15.9 million in direct costs was awarded for research in basic science ($15.8 million in the previous year), followed by $10.0 million for research in clinical science ($8.3 million) and $1.9 million for research in translational science ($4.0 million).

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.