The association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) is a non-for-profit organisation which commenced operation in 2014 and was officially incorporated in April 2015.
SRAP’s objectives include:
- To help each other and promote networking for Spanish researchers in Australia-Pacific.
- To promote networking between Australia-Pacific and Spanish research institutes and universities.
- To participate, influence and help to shape the Spanish Research System.
- To help each other and promote networking.
- To help Australian research institutes and universities understanding the Spanish university and research system.
- To participate in the Spanish research system.
- In the long-term, we want to be a part of changing the Spanish research system.
The association was created with the assistance and support of the Spanish Embassy in Australia, the Cervantes Institute in Australia and the Fundación Consejo España-Australia. The Association currently has 45 researchers working in 15 major universities and research centres across Australia-Pacific.
The Association has direct links with:
- The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT): a non-profit entity belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
- Acción Cultural Española (AC/E): a public institution whose purpose is to further and promote Spain’s culture and heritage within and beyond its borders.
- NSW Chief Scientist.
- Spanish Embassy in Australia, Canberra.
- Fundación Consejo España-Australia.
- Australian Embassy in Madrid.
- Fundación Ramón Areces.
The Association collaborates closely with:
- Governmental agencies in Spain
- Other Spanish Researchers abroad associations (Federation)
- Other associations of European Researchers in Australia-Pacific
- European Commission, Council and Parliament
- Spanish companies in Australia and Australian companies in Spain