The current 2018 budget of CONICET is $ 13.344.306.000.- (*)
Section 1 – Personnel costs $ 9.275.782.362.-
Section 2 –Consumer goods $ 7.986.644.-
Section 3 –Non-personal services $3.423.086.994.- (**)
Section 4 –Fixed assets $ 15.000.000.-
Section 5 –Transferences $ 622.450.000.- (***)
(*) Current Budget 2018
(**) The amount $ 609.450.000.- is for research scholarships.
(***) From this amount, the sum of $ 609.450.000.-are financed with Source 11- the National Treasure and Source 15 – Domestic credit; and $ 13.000.000.- with Source 12- the Council’s own Resources.
Section 1 – ARS $ 9.275.782.362.-
This section includes the payment to the members of the Careers of Scientific and Technological Researcher and Support Staff for Scientific and Technological Research (13.469 researchers and technicians), administrative staff (1.400, including staff with permanent position and other contracts).
CONICET is the largest scientific and technological training institution. For this reason, the Careers of Scientific and Technological Researcher and Support Staff for Research have a great impact on Personnel Costs in the total amount of the budget.
This means that 91,96% of the cost of this section represents one of the main objectives of CONICET: the training of Researchers and Support Staff for Research, whereas the cost of administrative personnel represents only 8,04 % of the total of the wage cost.
Section 2 – ARS $ 7.986.644.-
It shows the costs of materials and consumable supplies to operate in the head office and the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences “Bernardino Rivadavia” because the goods used by the research implementation units are obtained in a decentralized way, through transferences that are indicated in Section 5.
Section 3 – ARS $ 3.423.086.994.-
In CONICET, this section is divided into two big groups of costs: one that comprises services to operate, preserve and repair the goods of the Head Office and the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences “Bernardino Rivadavia” (ARS $ 210.772.071); and the other one is the payment to Fellows (ARS $ 3.212.314.923).
The first group represents 6,16% of the section whereas the fellows represent 93,84% of the first amount of the section.
In addition, the Carreers of Scientific and Technological Researcher and Support Staff to Research promotes the training of PhDs through research fellowships.
Section 4 – ARS $ 15.000.000.-
This shows the costs generated by the acquisition of capital assets of the Head Office. The Implementation Units make the arrangements to obtain the capital assets in a decentralized way with the funds transferred through the section 5.
Section 5 – ARS $ 622.450.000.-
This describes the funds transferred to the Research Implementation Units to operate, to obtain equipment and the money granted to researchers as subsidies for the development of Research Projects, science meetings’ organization and the payment of memberships to foreign scientific and technological organisms.
The Works Plan conducted efficiently and in a decentralized way by the Implementation Units is financed by transferences.