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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers who would like to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The program aims to promote Turkey’s scientific and technological collaboration with countries of the prospective fellows.

Three types of visit are granted within this program: Visiting Scientists/researchers on Short-term (up to 1 month); Visiting Scientists/researchers on Long term (up to 12 months); Scientists/researchers on SABBATICAL LEAVE (from 3 months to 12 months).

Requirements for Beneficiaries:

Fellows can be citizen of any country.

Fellows should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) or have at least five years of research experience

Fellows should be invited by a hosting institution in TURKEY, which can be universities, research institutions, or industrial companies with a R&D unit.

Fellowship Details:

A monthly stipend of up to 3.000 US$ for Visiting Scientists*.

A monthly stipend of up to 3.500 US$ for Visiting Scientists on Sabbatical Leave*

Travel costs (round trip) and health insurance premiums.

Duration of the fellowship varies from one week to 12 months

Fellows must use their fellowships within six months of having been notified of the fellowship.


Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


More information available at: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/postdoctoral/international-programmes/content-2221-fellowships-for-visiting-scientists-and-scientists-on-sabbatical-leave