IMG 20221025 WA0010 - TÜBÌTAK-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: Applications are Open

TÜBÌTAK-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: Applications are Open

TÜBÌTAK-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is calling for applications before November 15, 2022.

About the TÜBÌTAK-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) have established a Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for foreign scholars from developing countries in the South who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in a field of the natural and related applied sciences in the departments and laboratories of public and private universities of Turkey and TÜBİTAK Research Centers and Institutes.

Program details:

  • Applications to the Fellowship must be submitted online only via the TÜBİTAK online application system.
  • The Fellowships are tenable at the departments and laboratories of public and private universities in Turkey.
  • Eligible fields under the program are the following: Agricultural Sciences, Structural, and Cell. & Molecular Biology, Biological Systems & Organisms, Medical & Health Sciences, including Neurosciences, Chemical Science, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space & Earth Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Computing, and Information Technology.
  • The Fellowship is offered for a sandwich research visit to Ph.D. students from developing countries who are registered for a Ph.D. in their home country or another developing country (other than Turkey).
  • The language of instruction is English.


TÜBÌTAK-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme Selection Criteria include:

  • Be permanent residents and nationals of a developing country in the South;
  • Candidates from Science and Technology Lagging countries (STLC) and women are especially encouraged to apply;
  • Must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Turkey or any developed country;
  • Must be an employee in a developing country (other than the host country) and hold a research assignment there;
  • Hold a Ph.D. degree in natural and related applied sciences (in one of the fields specified above);
  • Be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year;
  • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from an eligible department, institution, or laboratory of a public or private university in Turkey or TÜBİTAK Research Centers and Institutes;
  • Candidates who received their Ph.D. from a university in Turkey are required to receive an acceptance letter from a university other than the one where they received their doctorate, and carry out their research with an academic advisor(s) other than their doctoral thesis advisor;
  • Provide the Research proposal form  prepared in the format determined by TÜBİTAK;
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English;
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members;
  • Should not be a former award winner.
  • Must return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.

Funding details:

  • TWAS will be responsible for providing travel support to Turkey and from Turkey to the researchers’ home / living country and will also cover visa-related expenses.
  • TÜBİTAK will be responsible for a monthly allowance to cover accommodation and living expenses and private health insurance premiums in Turkey at an amount to be specified by TÜBİTAK.
  • The host institute should cover the study fees, including tuition, registration, and research costs.
  • Funding grants will only suffice for a minimum period of 6 months to a maximum period of 36 months.
Read more here
Application deadline November 15, 2022.

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