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Türkiye Scholarships Research Program

Research Fellowship Programme aims 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.

Academic qualifications

Research areas can be in social sciences, humanities and sciences.  Applicants are required to state the specific research topic in the application.

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

To see the suggested research areas, click here

Academic 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 subject’s contribution to applicant’s career development, his/her country and host institution are evaluated.

Application process

Applications for Research Fellowship Programme are open all year round. Applications are received online in four periods. Applicants may submit their applications throughout the year.  Applicants are informed about the results by e-mail.

Winning candidates have to declare that they accept the fellowship and its conditions within a month and start their research in Turkey within three months.

The periods for application and announcement of the results are stated below:

  • Application Dates 1 Januar-31 March, Announcement of the results April
  • Application Dates 1 April-30 June, Announcement of the results July
  • Application Dates 1 July- 30 September, Announcement of the results October
  • Application Dates 1 October-31 December, Announcement of the results January

Application requirements

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 abroad.

Candidates who currently pursuing PhD studies at Turkish universities can not apply for the Research Fellowship Program.

Also, it is essential that candidates must have an official Acceptance / Invitation Letter from a university in Turkey for research. The Acceptance / Invitation Letter must be submitted to the online application system during the application.

To see the suggested list of Turkish universities, click here

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,
  • 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,

Amount of the grant

Monthly stipend is 3.000 TL. 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.


  • Applications will be evaluated by Research Fellowship Evaluation Committee.
  • Research Fellowship Programme is for a  maximum of 12 months.
  • Researchers conduct their researches under the guidance of an academic advisor from the Turkish university which candidates receive Acceptance / Invitation Letter.
  • Grants will only be paid for the months the researchers stay in Turkey during the research period.
  • Researches are tracked with reports that researchers prepare periodically and are evaluated by Research Fellowship Evaluation Committee.
  • Researchers have to submit Final Report to Türkiye Scholarships Office at the end of their studies.
Date de candidature
3-12 mois
Moyen Orient : Turquie
Sciences sociales
Expérience post-doc requise:
Entre 0 et 14 ans
Montant par bourse
₺ 3.000/mois