Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Main Supporters

The Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU) wishes to thank our supporters for their kind contribution to our community.

The Ramón Areces Foundation is our principal and unconditional supporter. Thanks to them, we are able to promote a whole range of activities and benefits year after year.

From its creation in 1976, the Ramón Areces Foundation aims to support scientific development through the promotion of research activities, knowledge exchange, and the contribution to the generation of personal capital. This institution also supports novel training opportunities for young researchers and promotes the exchange of ideas in Science, Education, and Culture. This Foundation has strongly supported SRUK/CERU since our very beginning. This year, they have sponsored our annual programme of activities (with scientific seminars, outreach activities and professional development workshops all over the country), and our Annual International Symposium. Moreover, this Foundation sponsors every year the event ‘CienciaUK’, a daylong event focus on career development and opportunities inside and outside academia hosted in their headquarters in Madrid. This year, the Foundation has also maintained its commitment to support scientific events focus on areas with big potential for collaborations between Spain and the UK, such as research in oncology. SRUK/CERU is also very thankful to the Foundation for its continuous support to RAICEX, the network of societies of Spanish Researchers abroad.

Fundación Banco Santander is the sponsor of the SRUK Emerging Talent Award

The Fundación Banco Santander is committed to supporting cultural, humanistic, social projects and scientific initiatives. Their support to Science focuses on the promotion of three aims: the development of projects in the most innovative research fields; the organisation of Science outreach activities; and the commitment to foster the career development of young talents via the concession of grants and funding programmes. SRUK/CERU is delighted to have received the support of Fundación Banco Santander for six consecutive years. In 2021, together we have launched the sixth edition of the SRUK/CERU Emerging Talent Award. With this award, we want to recognise the work of a young Spanish researcher who has developed her/his career in the UK.

The Spanish Embassy in the UK was the first Embassy to formally perform Science Diplomacy by including this competence in its Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs (OCSA).

This Office promotes stronger links between Spanish and British scientific institutions. SRUK/CERU counts with the collaboration of OCSA from its very beginning. This year, SRUK has received again support from the Embassy that would allow SRUK/CERU to develop activities and strategies in order to make this society a reference in foreign scientific associations in the UK. This institutional collaboration has also been crucial to reach both Spanish and British institutions and to promote SRUK activities. Regarding Brexit, the collaboration of the Spanish Embassy has been paramount to maintain SRUK members informed of new developments on this subject, including the application for settled status and our rights as european citizens in the UK.

Created in 2001, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) is a public foundation dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. FECYT mission is to enhance the link between science and society, and to promote open and inclusive science as well as scientific culture and education. In this context, FECYT collaborates with the different Societies of Spanish Researchers abroad, including SRUK/CERU. As part of this collaboration, FECYT has participated in the organisation of SRUK/CERU outreach activities and events since 2012, including the SRUK Annual Symposium in which FECYT has been participating for the last five years. FECYT also supported the annual meeting that gathered this year the different societies of Spanish Researchers abroad (RAICEX) with the Spanish network of science, technology and innovation diplomacy.

Since 2001, the Lilly Foundation main aim has been to contribute to excellence in Science and Medicine in Spain. They achieve this through activities focused in the promotion of Science, Medicine, and Humanistic Medicine. In their framework of commitment to outreach and communicate Science, the Lilly Foundation has committed again its support to the program “DIVULGA” of SRUK/CERU. This outreach initiative focuses on the promotion of scientific vocations in children and young people. For this, the program DIVULGA decontextualizes the knowledge acquisition and involves adults in the activities in order to potentiate impact. The program builds on two activities, Science-me a Story, a contest for the best children stories based on Science, written in either English or Spanish which keeps growing and consolidating every year, and the Science Zone of the VIII International Symposium SRUK that took place in Liverpool this year.

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Corporate Partners

SRUK/CERU has established partnerships or co-operation agreements with the following Institutions, Foundations, Research Centres, or Researcher associations.

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