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Deadline: 2018-10-30
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Postdoctoral Position at Koc University with possible H2020 funding, Istanbul, Turkey

Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme (CoCirculation2) is a new Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund Program managed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK). The fellowship is quite similar to MSCA Fellowships in structure, but is specific to Turkey. It aims to attract qualified researchers from abroad, and is going to fund a total of 100 researchers in the next 4 years to spend 24 months in the country.

– The fellowship is not restricted to any specific research discipline.
– Each recipient will receive a monthly living and mobility allowance of 5050 Euros and monthly Research, Training and Networking cost of 800 Euros (note that living expenses in Turkey are considerably lower than the EU average).
– Only researchers who spent no more than 12 months of the last 36 months in Turkey are eligible to apply.
– There is no restriction on citizenship.
– There is possibility of up to 6 months of secondments outside Turkey.
– This year’s applications open on 1 August 2018, and close on 30 October 2018. Decisions will be likely made around January 2019 with an earliest start date being around April 2019.
– In my experience, the chances of being awarded this fellowship is considerably higher than obtaining the MSCA Fellowship due to the restriction of the research destination to Turkey.
More detailed information can be found at https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/funds/academy/international-researchers-fellowship-programmes/content-2236-co-funded-brain-circulation-scheme-co-circulation-scheme

Application procedure is also very similar to the MSCA Fellowships. Every applicant applies together with a supervisor, and to a specific institution. If you are interested in postdoctoral research on gravitational physics at Koc University with me (Fethi M Ramazanoglu), please contact me at framazanoglu[AT]ku.edu.tr by August 1 2018 so that we can prepare an application suitable for our joint interests. Koc University is located in the beautiful northern suburbs of Istanbul.