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.
Annual budget in 2015 was €22.1 million, of which 53% was from prestigious research funding agencies in 23 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. These diverse sources of income enable IIASA to perform research that is truly independent.
Additional funding comes from contracts, grants, and donations from governments, international organizations, academia, businesses, and individuals. Between 2010 and 2015 this additional funding reached €51 million. This is part of a funding portfolio of €250 million — the total awarded to external projects featuring collaborations between IIASA and its member countries.
Research Funding Agencies
In 2015 IIASA membership contributions were provided by the following agencies:
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia • 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 • Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), India • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia • Ministry of the Environment, Japan • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia • 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) • Planning Commission, Pakistan • 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)
IIASA gratefully accepts donations that help increase the impact of the institute’s research and bridge economic gaps by funding fellowships for scholars from underprivileged regions. There are various avenues to support the IIASA mission.
The Annual Fund provides funds to sponsor a three-month Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) scholarship for a promising young researcher from a developing country. Generous donations from IIASA supporters, Dr. Roger Levien and Dr. Petr Aven enabled two young scientists from Russia and China to participate in the 2015 YSSP.
The Peter E. de Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship fund – set up in honour of former IIASA director, Dr. de Jánosi – was endowed with over $1 million worth of donations by June 2015. The first Peter E. de Jánosi fellow was appointed in September 2015.
An unrestricted donation to the IIASA Fund provides opportunities for endeavors outside the institute’s budget and allows IIASA the freedom to continue conducting independent and interdisciplinary research to find solutions to a host of scientific, social, and policy problems.
The institute continues to receive generous support through the nongovernmental organization Friends of IIASA, which enables US residents to make tax deductible donations to the institute.
IIASA thanks all donors for their generosity in 2015 and is grateful for their commitment and belief in the goals and mission of the institute.