Ikerbasque researchers attract funds worth more than 32 million euros to the Basque Country in 2019

The results of IKERBASQUE in 2019 have been presented, highlighting the more than 32 million euros obtained by IKERBASQUE researchers and which amount to 205 million euros attracted by the foundation's researchers throughout its history.

At the end of last year, IKERBASQUE had 163 researchers with extensive research backgrounds and leadership skills, 76 young researchers with whom it aims to promote a pool of high-level young researchers, and 29 Research Associates, a category that complements the previous two and that seeks to cover the different stages of the research career. His investigative work had a notable reflection in scientific publications; throughout the year, they added a total of 1,272 articles in indexed publications, that is, in highly-qualified editorial media internationally.

The total amount of funds obtained by IKERBASQUE researchers during 2019 amounted to 32 million euros (4 million more than in 2018). Since 2007 they have managed to bring a total of 205 million euros to the Basque Country. Out of a total of 713 projects (124 projects more than the previous year) that had external funding, twelve had funding from the ERC (European Research Council, the European Research Council), the most prestigious institution in the old continent in terms of promotion of ambitious research projects at the frontiers of knowledge and at the end of last year, 1,031 people worked in the groups led by these researchers.

The people recruited by IKERBASQUE around the world to carry out their work in universities and R&D centers in the Basque Country come from 37 countries, and they are mainly men, 77% men versus 23% women. In relation to their area of ​​knowledge, 54% are specialists in experimental sciences, 23% in medical sciences, 11% are specialists in social sciences and humanities and 12% are engineering specialists. The Ikerbasque researchers come from the most prestigious centers worldwide such as MIT, Harvard University, Oxford, Stanford, CNRS or Max Planck.