Report

13 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 word.

268
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 1,200 of high profile publications per year and obtain +30 million€ from competitive calls

13 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 word.

What 13 years ago was but a dream, today has become a reality. Nowadays, the Basque Foundation for Science is a consolidated organization with 268 researchers from 37 different countries, from all fields of knowledge and with a firm 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 offer that has long term stability, covering the different stages of the researcher’s career. Our researchers develop their work in the different 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 scientific institutions in the Basque Country can continue asking themselves new questions and contributing to the challenge of generating new knowledge

268
Researchers

163

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.

29

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. 

76

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

Return of investment

€ 32 Million

Return of investment

Total funds that Ikerbasque researchers obtained from competitive calls in 2019.

People

1,031

People

working in research groups led by Ikerbasque researchers.

Projects

713

Projects

with external funding in which Ikerbasque researchers participate.

Articles

1,272

Articles

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

ERC

12

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.

Researchers

268

Researchers

Citations

+150,000

Citations

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

Nationalities of the researchers

37

Nationalities of the researchers

Annual budget of Ikerbasque

€ 20 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