Turkey: Postdoc Fellowships available in MSCA-COFUND project CoCirculation2 4th call

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The aim of CoCirculation2 program is to invite Experienced Researchers of any nationality to both academic and non-academic research performing organizations located in Turkey, to enhance the career development of Experienced Researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility opportunities through incoming mobility into Turkey.

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

This is the fourth call of the program, awarding 12-months fellowships.

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2021.



Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be Experienced Researchers (ERs), i.e. researchers who, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals, are in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Reference date is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle to him/her to embark on a doctorate.
  • Applicants must comply with the mobility rule that applies to them, either the standard mobility rule or the flexible mobility rule (check all the criteria on the call website bellow).
  • Researchers, who are currently working at Turkish academic or nonacademic institutions, are not allowed to apply to this program.

Experienced researchers will have full freedom in the choice of their research topic and of their supervisor. This individual-driven and bottom-up approach guarantees that they can prepare a proposal that follows their research interests and their training needs. Applicants can choose as their main host organisation any academic or non-academic research institute in Turkey with a high international research reputation. To facilitate this process, TÜBİTAK has already received Letters of Commitment from 51 Partner Organisations that have expressed their wish and commitment to host CoCirculation2 fellows.

CoCirculation2 offers a very attractive salary and TÜBİTAK hopes to receive applications from excellent and well-placed researchers.  The researchers will enjoy attractive conditions of funding and/or salaries with adequate and equitable social security provisions. 

Living allowance: An amount of €4,500 per month will be paid to recruited researchers. This refers to the basic gross amount, for the benefit of the researcher, to be paid (via the host organizations) to the fellows. The living allowance is a gross contribution to the salary costs of the researcher and is taxable in Turkey. 

Mobility allowance: An amount of €550 per month will be paid to recruited researchers. The mobility allowances are flat rate amounts and taxable in Turkey. 

Research, Training and Networking costs: An amount of €800 per month will be provided. It will managed by the host organization of the researcher and used to contribute to the expenses related to research activities involved in the researcher’s project such as participation in training activities, conference visits, work visits etc and expenses related to research costs. Fellows must report on the use of this budget in their 6-monthly reports. 

Special Needs budget: €400 per month allocated for researchers with special needs who need financial support for their daily work. Provisions are made for maximum five fellows. 


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