IIASA’s work is made possible through the generous support of a range of organizations and individuals that share the Institute’s objectives.

IIASA's core funding comes from prestigious scientific institutions, its National Member Organizations (NMOs), in 21 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. These diverse income sources enable IIASA to perform research that is truly independent. Annual income in 2012 was a little under €18 million.

Additional funding comes from contracts, grants, and donations from governments, international organizations, academia, business, and individuals. Between 2006 and 2013, this additional funding (that is, from third-party sources over and above the National Member
Organization contributions) granted to IIASA’s research was €55 million. This is part of a total funding portfolio of €250 million of the external projects in which IIASA is involved. These external projects are staffed primarily through collaborative networks from our National Member Organization (NMO) member countries.

Among this external funding are four grants from the European Research Council (ERC) under the Advanced Researcher and Starting Grants funding mechanisms. 

In addition, two special funds exist at IIASA to facilitate private donations. These are the Endowment Fund which helps further innovative scientific research and the Annual Fund which finances the participation of young scientists in the Program.

In 2012 IIASA’s income was €17.8 million, 53% of which came from National Member Organizations and 46% from contracts, grants, and donations. IIASA spent 63% on research and 10% on scientific services.

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