The work of IIASA is made possible through the generous support of a range of organizations and individuals that share the institute’s commitment to independent, interdisciplinary research into pressing global problems.

2018 was a year of planned financial stabilization for IIASA following a challenging year in 2017. Total income grew by 7% from €21.1 million in 2017 to €22.7 million in 2018, with total expenditure declining marginally from €23.0 million to €22.6 million. At €17.4 million, almost 80% of the institute’s total spending in 2018 was on research and scientific services, while it was also possible to consolidate spending on administration services and infrastructure. IIASA operated within its financial means in 2018, with the positive change in net assets serving to strengthen fiscal reserves. 

The institute’s annual budget in 2018 was €22.7 million, of which over 53% was from research funding agencies in member countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. These diverse sources of income enable IIASA to perform research that is truly independent. The institute receives additional funding from contracts, grants, and donations from governments, international organizations, academia, businesses, and individuals. Between 2017 and 2018 this additional funding increased by 25% from €8.4 million to €10.5 million.

Research Funding Agencies

In 2018 IIASA membership contributions were provided by the following agencies:

  • The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW)
  • The Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES)
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Ministry of Finance, Egypt
  • Academy of Finland
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
  • Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
  • National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexico
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa
  • The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK
  • National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
  • Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Ministry of Science and Culture, Israel

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