Of all the Federal Scientific Institutes, BIRA-IASB has the highest proportion of its budget coming from external competitive projects (63%).
An active commitment within the Institute to compensate for the decrease in national resources by seeking external funding with intensive competition.
The vast majority of our expenditure is on staff, which is increasingly financed by external projects.
Expenses per section and category of the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Between 2012 and 2018 our effective structural income has decreased, while our external competitive income has strongly risen.
A large part of the budget of BIRA-IASB comes from competitive project funding by external organisations.