In this data publication we show how the expenditure of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) on research and science has changed over the years. This concerns expenditure on Dutch Research Council (NWO), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (until 2011), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Royal Library of the Netherlands (KB) and international institutions. Expenditures do not include those for research at higher education institutions.
Between 2000 and 2010, expenditure on research and science will increase from 750 million to almost 1.2 billion euros.
In 2011, there was a break in the trend due to the transfer of expenditure from TNO to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
In 2018 there will be a significant increase in expenditure due to intensification of earmarked resources and NWO main funding.
Over the period 2000 - 2010, the budget of the Ministry of OCW for research and science increases. The decreasein 2011is -in addition tothe transferof the TNO budget-mainlydue toa decreaseof the earmarkedgrants (following thephasing out of theFESfunds).After some fluctuations, there has been an increase in resources from 2014, with a strong increase, especially in 2018, due to intensifications in the earmarked resources and in the institutional budget of NWO. In 2019, there is growth in all other items. Since 2020, the funding of library institutions decreases.