TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2232 - International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers

TÜBİTAK BİDEB 2232-A International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers and 2232-B International Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers Programmes

 The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) is the leading R&D funding agency in Turkey and an internationally renowned organization that supports and coordinates scientific research, provides scholarships to researchers and supports R&D activities and innovation in industry by promoting university-industry collaborations.

TÜBİTAK aims to attract leading researchers, particularly Turkish researchers, with international working experience to come to Turkey and conduct their research in leading Turkish academic, industrial or public institutions through its BİDEB 2232 programmes.

 The Council has announced the 2021 call of the BİDEB 2232 programmes, the applications for which will be open between March and July 1, 2021. The programme is comprised of two sub-categories: BİDEB 2232-A International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers and 2232-B International Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers programmes. For detailed information about the programs and their application forms:

 2232-A | https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/postdoctoral/international-programmes/content-2232-a-international-fellowship-for-outstanding-researchers

 2232-B | https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/postdoctoral/international-programmes/content-2232-b-international-fellowship-for-early-stage-researchers

 As one of the leading research universities in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of national and international research projects (https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/middle-east-technical-university), Middle East Technical University (www.metu.edu.tr) is willing to host researchers from all around the world and invites you to apply to this fellowship, the requirements of which are summarised below.

 

BİDEB 2232-A International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Programme

2232-B International Fellowship for Early Stage Researchers Programme

DURATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP

Between 24 to 36 months

FINANCIAL DETAILS

https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/content-amount-and-duration-of-the-fellowship

https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/content-amount-and-duration-of-the-fellowship-0

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | GENERAL

Researchers applying to the programme are obliged to be working abroad as of the first day of the application.

     Researchers applying to the programme are obliged to be working abroad as of the first day of the application and they must be under the age of 40*.

     *For women applicants, one year is added for each birth.

Researchers, who will apply to the programme, shall not be located in Turkey more than 6 months within the last 3 years as of the first day of the application.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | WORK EXPERIENCE

Any one (a/b) of the criteria below should be met.

(a) Researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees and at least 4 years have worked for in a university or public research centre abroad as an at least assistant professor, team leader or carried out independent academic research

(b) Graduate researchers who have 6-year full-time research experience abroad, provided that they work in private sector for a minimum of 3 years (Maximum 1 year of master degree (with thesis) completed abroad and maximum 3 years of doctoral degree completed abroad is evaluated within this scope).

(a) Early career researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees within the last 4 years and who have at least 1 year post-doctoral work experience abroad,

(b) Graduate researchers who have 4-year full-time work experience abroad, provided that they work in private sector for at least 1 year (Maximum 1 year of a master degree (with thesis) completed abroad and maximum 3 years of doctoral degree completed abroad is evaluated within this scope)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA | ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Researchers who have the work experience set forth above must meet one of the following requirements.

(a) Being on the "Highly Cited Researchers List" published by Thomson Reuters in any year within the last three years as of the first day of the application,
(b) Working uninterruptedly for 12 months at least in an institution among those ranked below in any year within the last 5 years as of the first day of the application:
 i. Top 100 universities in the field-based rankings according to QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) or THE (Times Higher Education) World University Ranking
 ii. World’s Top 2500 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre
 iii. Top 250 institutions in the sub-fields of health, higher education, public and private sectors according to Scimago Institutions Ranking
 iv. Successful start-up and unicorn companies receiving the most investment

1.  “Unicorn” companies list published by CBInsights and reached 1 billion USD and overvaluation from its venture level
2.  Top 1000 companies founded within the last 5 years and received the most investment in the last 5 years according to databases of Crunchbase and CBInsights

(a) Being on the “Highly Cited Researchers List” published by Thomson Reuters in any year within the last three years as of the first day of the application,
(b) Working uninterruptedly for 12 months at least in an institution among those ranked below in any year within the last 5 years as of the first day of the application:

i. Top 150 universities in the field-based rankings according to QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) or THE (Times Higher Education) World University Ranking
ii.  World’s Top 2500 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard published by the European Commission Joint Research Centre
iii. Top 250 institutions in the sub-fields of health, higher education, public and private sectors according to Scimago Institutions Ranking
iv. Successful start-up and unicorn companies receiving the most investment

1. “Unicorn” companies list published by CBInsights and reached 1 billion USD and overvaluation from its venture level
2. Top 1000 companies founded within the last 5 years and received the most investment in the last 5 years according to databases of Crunchbase and CBInsights

APPLICATION FORMS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/content-required-documents

https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/content-required-documents-0

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Sponsored Projects of Middle East Technical University at any time if you have any questions regarding the call or your application.

Best regards.
Research Coordination Office - Office of Sponsored Projects
Middle East Technical University

Ankara, Turkey

E-mail: pdo@metu.edu.tr

 

!!!IMPORTANT!!!

In order for a smooth fulfilment of the administrative requirements for applications, the deadline of which is July 1, 2021, we would like to inform you that the document described below in item (i) should be completed and submitted to the Office of Sponsored Projects (pdo@metu.edu.tr) two weeks before the exact deadline of the call, in order for the document requested by TÜBİTAK and described in item (ii) to be prepared on time.

 i. Letter indicating the consent of the relevant department/unit about the proposal (For the template)

Please note that eligible applicants also have to find a peer/buddy from METU to liaise between them and the department/faculty as they will be expected to give a course during their stay and need access to departmental and laboratory facilities.

 ii. An institutional invitation letter signed by the Vice President (For the template)

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