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.
The Council has announced a new call under the BİDEB 2232 programme titled "The International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers" which is open for applications via the address https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/news/international-fellowship-for-outstanding-researchers-programme-call-is-open-for-applications as of December 15, 2018, with a deadline of March 29, 2019. The programme aims to provide support and encourage leading researchers, particularly Turkish researchers, with international working experience to come to Turkey and to conduct their research in a leading academic, industrial or public institution. The duration of the fellowship will be between 24 to 36 months. Within the scope of the programme, the project leader will be provided with a scholarship for monthly living expenses, allowance for family living expenses, research grant and travel allowance.
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.
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.
In order for a smooth fulfilment of the administrative requirements for applications, the deadline of which is March 29, 2019, Friday, we would like to inform you that the document described below in item (ii) should be completed and submitted to the Office of Sponsored Projects by the end of working hours on March 25, 2019 Monday in order for the document requested by TÜBİTAK and described in item (i) to be prepared on time.
i. An institutional invitation letter signed by the Vice President (For the template)
ii. Letter indicating the consent of the relevant department about the proposal (For the template)
Please be noted 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 probably need access to departmental and laboratory facilities.