TÜBİTAK International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program 2019 (Funded)

TÜBİTAK International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program 2019 (Funded)

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Applications for the TÜBİTAK International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program 2019 are now open. The International Fellowship is for Outstanding Early Stage researchers and experienced researchers.

The aim is to support qualified researchers with leading scientific and/or technological achievements and international work experience to conduct their research in leading academic, industrial or public institutions to contribute in areas that are strategic value to Turkey. The duration of the fellowship is to be between 24 to 36 months.

Financial Support

The program is designed to include the following aspects of financial support:

  • Scholarship for Project Leaders
  • Family allowance for the Project Leader
  • Initial research grant
  • Research grant
  • Scholarship for establishing a research team (scholarship for up to 5 doctoral students the project coordinator will include in the research team for conducting his/her research in Turkey)
  • Project incentive bonus for researchers
  • Overhead for the host institution
  • Health insurance for the project leader and his/her family
  • Travel allowance for the project leader and his/her family


  • The Project application must be submitted by researchers who have/will come to Turkey from abroad to conduct their research;
  • The researcher must not have resided in Turkey for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the call deadline. Short-term visits and compulsory military service not exceeding fifteen days in total within one year are excluded from this period.


The following documents are required for application:

  • Research project proposal form
  • A motivation Letter, prepared by Project Leader and must include purpose for coming to Turkey, the research projects/plans and career plans after International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program
  • Documents of residence abroad for researchers who live abroad during the application (e.g. tax certificate, rental agreement or monthly electricity bill)
  • Entry and Exit Report Document for Turkey, received from the “e-devlet” portal for previous 3 years from the date of application for Turkish Citizen researchers
  • Original or certified copy of the diploma or graduation certificate for the most recent academic degree (certified English translation of a diploma in a language other than Turkish or English must be sent)
  • A document showing full-time research experience abroad for researchers without a Ph.D. degree (e.g. a working certificate taken from the human resources unit indicating the position, hours per week and the duration of work
  • A statement of commitment to comply with ethical rules and to obtain legal permits, if necessary
  • An invitation letter signed by the rector or vice-rector if the host institution is a university, director if the host institution is a research infrastructure that has been qualified within the scope of the Law on Support of Research Infrastructures (Law No. 6550) and officially authorized representative if the host institution is a private sector or other public institution
  • Total Requested Budget Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

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For more information, see the official call or visit TÜBİTAK.