Funds for research and postgraduate education
Research efforts at KTH are financed via two main sources. One is our government appropriation for research, the ”research grant”, which includes both research and postgraduate education. The other is what we term ”external funding”.
About one-third of KTH´s activities are financed by means of appropriations or grants. The rest are met by various sources of external funding, which are applied for on a competitive basis. Total receipts have increased by 15.2 MSEK in 2005. Income from grants and contributions has increased, whereas income from fees has dcreased.
After being accepted by the allocating financier, external funds are allocated directly to the proper unit or body. So far, the faculty appropriation has been distributed directly to the various units. A small percentage of it has been reserved for support of special puposes. Supportive activities common to the entire KTH are mainly financed by a ”college fee”, which is set by the KTH University Board.
The internal allocation of resources was subject to investigation during 2006. A new model for this, based on the KTH President requesting specific efforts from each School, is being employed from 2007 onwards. One of its aims is to improve control of our activities, both strategically and financially. This applies not least to our research, as the demands for co-financing of these from outside financiers have increased considerably. Hence the distribution of the faculty appropriation has assumed increasing importance.