September 10, 2016

Türkiye Research Fellowships in Turkey for International Social Science and Humanities Researchers

Applications For Research Fellowship Programme Open All Year Round

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, Humanities
Course Level: Research fellowship
Provider: Turkish Government
Country to Study in: Turkey

Scholarship Description
Türkiye Scholarships has launched the Research Fellowship Programme with an aim to encourage international researchers and academics to work with Turkish academics on collaborative researches in Turkey and contribute to the development of the international scientific interaction between researchers.

Turkish Government Research Fellowship Programme

Research proposals that has been conducted previously by the applicant or the advisor will not be accepted.

Research areas are limited to social sciences and humanities subjects announced by Türkiye Scholarships and applicants are required to state the specific research topic in the application. To see the suggested research areas for each academic year, see the official website.

Scientific competence of the applicant, scientific/academic value of the research proposal and its feasibility are taken into consideration in the evaluation process. Also, the proposed research's contribution to applicant's career development, his/her country and host institution are evaluated.

Phd holders or PhD candidates who are citizens of countries other than Turkey may apply to the Research Fellowship Programme.

Candidates must have completed their PhD studies or be at the dissertation stage.

Also, it is essential that candidates have an official Acceptance / Invitation Letter from a university in Turkey for research. To have an Acceptance / Invitation Letter, researchers should contact the universities individually.

Other requirements are as follows:
  • Being under 45 years old as of application date (preferably),
  • For PhD students, being enrolled at a university doctoral program abroad and being at the dissertation stage,
  • Having a PhD diploma for PhD holders,
  • Certifying the language proficiency required for the research.
  • IF personal data will be collected with the methods such as experiment, survey, focus group discussion, practice, having the "Ethics Committee Approval Certificate" from the Ethics Committee of the university;
  • IF a study will be carried out on historical monuments and archeological sites with non-public information, documents from institutions and organizations, having "Legal Permit" taken from a related governmental institution,
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL Countries (EXCEPT Turkey)

Participating Institutions
The suggested list of Turkish universities:
  1. AKDENİZ University
  2. ANADOLU University
  3. ANKARA University
  4. ATATÜRK University
  5. ATILIM University
  6. BAŞKENT University
  7. BİLKENT University
  8. BOĞAZİÇİ University
  9. DOKUZ EYLÜL University
  10. EGE University
  11. ERCİYES University
  13. GALATASARAY University
  14. GAZİ University
  15. HACETTEPE University
  16. İSTANBUL University
  17. KOCAELİ University
  18. MARMARA University
  20. ON DOKUZ MAYIS University
  22. SAKARYA University
  23. SELÇUK University
  24. TRAKYA University
  25. ULUDAĞ University
  26. YILDIZ TECHINAL University
Fields of study
Research areas in social sciences and humanities as announced by Türkiye Scholarships. To see the suggested research areas for the 2016-2017 academic year, visit the official website.

Sponsorship duration
Research Fellowship Programme is for a maximum of 12 months. Grants will only be paid for the months the researchers stay in Turkey during the research period.

Scholarship benefits
Monthly grant for the year 2016 is 3,000 TL (almost $1,000). Fellowship does not include costs such as accommodation, insurance and tuition fee. If deemed appropriate by Research Fellowship Evaluation Committee, researcher's academic activities (conferences, panels, symposiums, survey, field research, etc.) may be supported.

Method of Application
Applications are received online. Applicants may submit their applications throughout the year. Candidates must fill in the application form in this link, scan required documents and upload them to the online form.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on applying to this research fellowship.

Applications are rolling throughout the year, as there is no application deadline. Applicants may submit their applications throughout the year.

Applications are evaluated within 3 months from the date application is submitted. Candidates are informed of the outcome of their applications by e-mail. The e-mail consists of the follow-up information as well for successful applications.

Turkey (also known in Turkish as Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country, located mostly on Western Asia on the one hand, and on Southeastern Europe on the other hand.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

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