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)”.
TÜBİTAK is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board 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 which is headed by the Prime Minister. The programme will be executed by TÜBİTAK-BİDEB, the Science Fellowships and Grant Programmes Department within TÜBİTAK.
The scope of the program includes Living allowance, Mobility allowance, Research, Training and Networking costs allocation and special needs fund for eligible researchers.
4 calls for proposals will be published, fellowships for calls 1 – 3 will last 24 months, fellowships for call 4 will last 12 months.
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.