Report

14 Years
researching

In 2007 The Basque Government created Ikerbasque to reinforce the Basque scientific system through the attraction, recovery and retention of researchers from all around the world.

290
Researchers

from all fields of knowledge. Ikerbasque provides a comprehensive offer that has long term stability, covering the different stages of the researcher’s career.

Relevant
Data

Ikerbasque researchers produce 1,345 of high profile publications per year and obtain +35 million€ from competitive calls

14 Years
Researching

In 2020, the world awoke from a dream in which we felt safe, at least from a virus that would upset our lives so much.

This has focused all our attention on science. We have asked for immediate answers and solutions, but during this past year it has become clear that time is an ally of science.
Without various steps there are no tests.
Without processes there is no evidence.
Without mistakes there are no correct answers.

The calm and attention to detail with which scientists work is what this report represents, as well as their steadfast vision of the future.

The Basque Government created Ikerbasque to reinforce the Basque scientifi c system through the attraction, recovery and retention of researchers from all around the world.

The Basque Foundation for Science is a consolidated organization with 290 researchers from 36 diff erent countries, from all fi elds of knowledge and with a fi rm commitment to the hiring of female researchers, as well as to promoting the return of Basque researchers who are currently working outside of the Basque Country.

For all of this, Ikerbasque provides a comprehensive off er that has long term stability, covering the diff erent stages of the researcher’s career. Our researchers develop their work in the diff erent universities and research centers of the Basque Country. It is all about our allies, those who make it possible for us to achieve our goals and who allow us to see ourselves as an organization unrestricted by our physical boundaries.

Since Ikerbasque’s creation, we have sought to be a stable yet motivating platform from which scientists and scientifi c institutions in the Basque Country can continue asking themselves new questions and contributing to the challenge of generating new knowledge.

Science as hope And the dream of a better future.

290
Researchers

170

Research Professors

Ikerbasque Research Professors are senior independent researchers in all areas of knowledge with extensive research experience and leadership skills. They are assigned permanently to Basque universities and research centers.

42

Research Associates

Research Associates researchers with an established scientific career in all areas of knowledge. They have demonstrated maturity, intellectual independence and leadership ability. Ikerbasque offers them permanent research positions. 

78

Research Fellows

Research Fellows are young researchers with a promising scientific career and international experience. Ikerbasque offers them 5— year research positions with the aim of offering a track towards an independent research career.

Relevant Data

€ 35 Million

Return of investment

Total funds that Ikerbasque researchers obtained from competitive calls in 2020.

1,190

People

working in research groups led by Ikerbasque researchers.

812

Projects

with external funding in which Ikerbasque researchers participate.

1,345

Articles

published per year by Ikerbasque researchers in indexed publications of high profile publications.

14

ERC

Ikerbasque researchers are leading 12 ERC grants. The ERC (European Research Council) is the main European organization that promotes research projects based on scientific excellence.

290

Researchers

+200,000

Citations

Ikerbasque has obtained more than 150,000 citations since its creation.

36

Nationalities of the researchers

€ 19 Million

Annual budget of Ikerbasque

Host Centres

Ikerbasque researchers have joined the following centres in the Basque Country.

Achucarro
Azti
bc3
bcam
bcbl
bcm
biocruces bizkaia
biodonostia
Biofisika
ceit
cic energigune
cic biogune
cio biomagune
cic nanogune
CFM
Deusto
DIPC
Globernance
neiker
Polymat
Tecnalia
UPV
Tecnun
Mondragon Unibertsitatea