2236 Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme2 (CoCirculation2)

Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) introduces a new European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Cofund program “Co-Funded Brain Circulation2 Scheme (CoCirculation2)”. CoCirculation2 is the follow up project of the “Co-funded Brain Circulation Scheme (Co-Circulation)”, which has been funded under the FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND call of the 7th Framework Programme.

CoCirculation2 is a 5-year project aiming to invite experienced researchers to both academic and non-academic research performing organizations located in Turkey. Within this context, 100 experienced researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in incoming mobility and to implement a research project in Turkey will be able to apply for a fellowship. 4 calls for proposals have been published.  Fellowships for calls 1 – 3 was 24 months. Fellowships for call 4 will last 12 months.

The objective of CoCirculation2 is to enhance the career development of 100 Experienced Researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility opportunities through incoming mobility into Turkey. The triple ‘i’ dimension is applied to the program, with the objective to strengthen the effect of the fellowship on the researchers’ careers. All fellowships must have an international component, and intersectoral and interdisciplinary elements in each project are highly encouraged.

TÜBİTAK is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by an Executive Council whose members are prominent scholars selected from universities, industry and research institutions. More than 2,500 researchers work in 20 different institutes of TÜBİTAK to carry out cutting-edge and applied research. TÜBİTAK also acts as an advisory agency to the Government of Turkey on science and research related issues and is responsible for the secretariat of the Supreme Council for Science and Technology (SCST), the highest S&T policy making body in Turkey. The programme will be executed by TÜBİTAK-BİDEB, the Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes Department within TÜBİTAK.

Amount of the Support and Terms of Payment

The scope of the program includes living allowance, mobility allowance and research, training and networking costs.

Support categories and amounts per month are below;

  • Living allowance : €4.500
  • Mobility allowance : €550
  • Research, Training and Networking costs : €800

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*Please note that these programmes may not always be open for applications. They are usually suspended until a further opening or quota is announced for the programme.