According to the statement made by YÖK, “International Researcher Projects” will encourage research to be carried out in universities that have been in the top 700 in the world university rankings in the last 3 years.
With the Young Brains in Basic Sciences Project to be implemented in this context, 100 doctoral students in the research assistant staff of universities will be supported up to 20 thousand liras per month to conduct research abroad on their thesis topics.
Doctoral students working as research assistants in higher education institutions will be able to conduct research abroad in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics related to their thesis topics.
YÖK will assign these doctoral students from 1 month to 3 months to conduct research in higher education institutions abroad, and up to 20 thousand lira per month will be provided, as well as 10 thousand lira transportation support.
Those who want to benefit from this right are citizens of the Republic of Turkey and are still a research assistant in a state higher education institution, their doctorate education in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics must be completed in the thesis stage, they must be accepted for equivalence from YÖKDİL, YDS, E-YDS or ÖSYM. He/she will be required to certify the language test result showing that he/she has obtained at least 75 points from an international foreign language exam taken from the language in which the study will be conducted.
No military service for male candidates, starting doctorate education in the last three years as of the application date, University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), Times Higher Education (THE), Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) and World University Rankings (QS) It will be required to receive an invitation letter for at least one month from one of the universities that have been among the top 700 in the last 3 years in the world university rankings.
Application dates and details about applications will be announced later by YÖK. Applications must be made to the affiliated faculty or institute.
“We will expand similar scientific research support programs”
The statement also included the evaluations of YÖK President Erol Özvar on the subject. Accordingly, Özvar stated that raising qualified postgraduate researchers in basic sciences is an indispensable condition for Turkey’s presence in the global science and technology race.
Özvar said, “One of our primary goals is to provide staff, resources and infrastructure to our universities, as well as strong university programs and research scholarships, to newly trained scientist candidates in basic science research, where the attraction of attracting resources around the world has been lost.” said.
Noting that the Young Brains Project, which is one of the supports of YÖK, will come to life this year, Özvar announced that young scientist candidates who continue their doctorate in basic sciences as research assistants at universities will benefit from this support.
Özvar said, “I would like to proudly announce to our entire scientific community that we, as the Council of Higher Education, will expand similar scientific research support programs in other science fields next year.” used the phrases.