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.

2019 saw a continuation of the institute’s fiscal strategy of reserve replenishment, with net assets increasing by 16% to €7.7million. Total income grew by 2% from €22.7 million in 2018 to €23.1 million in 2019, with total expenditure declining marginally from €22.6 million to €22.0 million. At €18.2 million, almost 83% of the institute’s total spending in 2019 was on research and scientific services, while it was also possible to consolidate spending on administration services and reduce the cost of institute governance. IIASA operated well within its financial means in 2019, with the positive change in net assets serving to strengthen fiscal reserves and begin to prepare the institute financially for its upcoming 50th Anniversary in 2022.

The institute’s annual budget in 2019 was €23.1 million, of which over 49% 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 2018 and 2019 this additional funding increased by 10% from €10.5 million to €11.6 million.

Research Funding Agencies

In 2019 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 Science, Technology and Space (MOST), Israel
  • Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia
  • 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)
  • Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
  • 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)

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Last edited: 16 June 2020


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