BIRA-IASB is supported on a structural basis by the Federal Science Policy through:
- the dotation
- the Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence (STCE)
Since 2018, the personnel envelope is part of the overall dotation. Since then, cuts in operating funds have increased in order to maintain the current level of statutory staff. Federal non-structural, competitive, revenues (e.g. BRAIN, FED-tWIN, ...), despite a slight increase in 2019, have steadily been decreasing since 2015, as there are fewer and fewer opportunities.