TÜBİTAK Fellowship Programme for International Researchers 2018, Turkey

Publish Date: Sep 06, 2018

Deadline: Oct 05, 2018

Scope of the Support

The purpose of the program is to advance international cooperation of Turkey in science and technology by providing financial support to international young researchers who have received their PhD or are still registered to a doctoral program abroad.
This call announcement covers the procedures and obligations related to the applicants and/or international young researchers supported by the program.

Scope of the Fellowship

The scope of the program includes monthly stipend, travel expenses and private health insurance cost.

The Amount and Duration of the Support

  • A monthly stipend of 2,500 Turkish Liras
  • Travel costs (round trip up to 2,250 TL) and private health insurance premiums (up to 70 TL per month). *

Maximum duration of the support is 12 months.

*In case of the decision of GYK, travel costs and health insurance for the fellow may be partially covered.

Who Can Apply

  1. Being a foreign citizen,
  2. As from the deadline of the application, having registered to a doctoral program abroad and being successful in the PhD qualifying exam or having completed his PhD,
  3. Having an invitation letter from the universities or research institutes in Turkey*
  4. Certifying that they have sufficient command of language, which will be used in the proposed research,
  5. Being 35 years old or younger as from the application deadline.

*Those having received their doctorates from a university in Turkey are required to receive an invitation letter from a different university than his/her university that they received their doctorates, and carry out their research with an academic advisor(s) other than their doctoral thesis advisor.

Evaluation Procedure

Applications are evaluated in two stages.

Preliminary Examination

Application documents are checked during preliminary examination. Applications which do not fulfill the requirements of the application, lack of any requested documents, do not upload any document in the requested format, are not made during the application period, and are made by fax or e-mail are returned without being subjected to scientific evaluation.

Scientific Evaluation

A scientific evaluation is carried out by expert panelists/consultants based on the evaluation criteria.

Evaluation is based solely on documents uploaded to the system. For this reason, the documentation for each requirement must be uploaded to the system in clear and determined context. (Documents which only contains links of web pages will not be considered.)

The results of the evaluation are determined by GYK and submitted to the Presidency. The applications which will be supported and the amount of the support are finalized by the approval of the Presidency.

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