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Administration (Head: Mrs Y.L. Lee)

During the year, the Administration Unit continued to support the Institute’s functions, comprising research, computing,
library, publications and public affairs.

The Singapore Government’s annual grant, through the Ministry of Education, is the major source of ISEAS funding. For FY2013/14, ISEAS received an operating grant of $12,285,947, which included the lT/F&E operating grant of $446,976.

  • The operating grant was about 4.6 per cent higher than the grant of $11,749,393 received in FY2012/13.
    The operating grant covered the cost of the physical infrastructure (building rental and maintenance), purchase
    and maintenance of equipment, library acquisitions and maintenance, staff salaries and some of the research
    and publication activities.
  • In addition to the annual government grant, ISEAS also received a sum of $2,215,932 from other sources in
    FY2013/14. These sources comprised donations, grants and external contributions (international agencies,
    foundations, co-partners of research projects and conferences) and domestic private benefactors, as well as
    income from training programmes, public lectures and research consultancies. The largest grant of
    $1,186,190 was donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The monies received from the various sources helped
    to fund fellowships and scholarships, research projects, conferences and seminars and some staff salaries.

The finance section was responsible for the accounting records kept to audit requirement and it also allocated incomes
and expenditures to the different units of ISEAS (namely, Administration, Research, Library, IT Unit, Publications Unit,
Public Affairs, ASEAN Studies Centre, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre) so as to provide better information and transparency.
The Institute wishes to express its appreciation to all donors and contributors for their generosity and support of its
various intellectual activities.