Spanish Researchers in Australia – Pacific (SRAP) is a not-for-profit organisation that strengthens research links between Australia and Spain, promotes and increases networking and collaboration opportunities between Australian and Spanish researchers, assists Australian research institutes and universities understand the Spanish university system as well as provides Australia-Pacific researchers to participate in the Spanish Research system, and disseminates high-quality Spanish research. These actions aim to boost the career perspectives of Spanish researchers working and studying in Australia-Pacific, and create bonds between the Spanish and Australia-Pacific, thus contributing to the cultural enrichment of the society we live in.
The Association was created in 2014 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 around 200 researchers working in 20 major universities and research centres across Australia-Pacific.
The Association has direct links with:
- The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) is a non-profit entity belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
- Acción Cultural Española (ACE) is a public institution whose purpose is to further and promote Spain’s culture and heritage within and beyond its borders.
- Spanish Embassy in Australia, Canberra
- NSW Chief Scientist
- Fundacion Consejo España-Australia
- Australian Embassy in Madrid
- Fundación Ramón Areces
- Instituto Cervantes
- RAICEX, the Network of Associations of Spanish Researchers working abroad.
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