Points to be Considered Before Application
The project application must be made via the Project Application System (PBS) and with e-signature.
Principal investigators (PI), researchers and consultants (including foreign researchers and consultants) must be registered in the TUBITAK Researcher Information System (ARBIS) and their records must be up-to-date.
Since the application must be made with e-signature, PIs, researchers and consultants (except for foreign researchers and consultants) in the project team, right holders outside the project team and all executive/participating institution/organization officials must have qualified electronic certificates.
PIs and researchers (excluding researchers from abroad) must reside within the borders of the Republic of Turkey. (A foreign national can take part in the project as an executive/researcher, provided that he/she works in an institution/organization within the borders of the Republic of Turkey.
Institution of PI
The researchers who work for non-governmental organizations (foundations, associations, etc.), unions, chambers and commodity exchanges and their economic enterprises; cooperatives, sole proprietorships and ordinary partnerships cannot apply.
Requirements and Limits to Take Part in Projects
If the limits for taking part in projects are exceeded, they cannot be assigned as PI, researcher or consultant.
A person cannot apply for another project as a coordinator within the scope of Innovative Solutions Research Projects Support Program in Social and Human Sciences before the evaluation process of the project proposal in which he or she is a coordinator is completed. .
Rector, Vice-Rector, Chief Physician, Deputy Chief Physician, Hospital Manager, Minister, Deputy Minister, General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Provincial Director of National Education cannot act as principal investigator if their duties continue at the time of application, they can work as researchers in a maximum of 3 projects.
Application Form and Attachments
The forms, which are to be uploaded to Project Application System (PBS) (Application form and its attachments that are “Annex-1 References”, and Annex-2 Budget and Justification), should be downloaded from the website of the program, and all items in the up-to-date forms should be filled completely in Turkish (except for the English abstract and the international publications given in references).
The application form should contain sufficient information to evaluate the project scientifically, and should not exceed 22 pages excluding "Annex-1 References" and "Annex-2 Budget and Justification".
The list of references presented should be associated with the text, and all the works cited in the project proposal should be included in the bibliography.
The figures in the "General Budget Table" in the "Annex-2 Budget and Justification" section should be compatible with the amounts in the detailed budget tables.
*It is possible for foreign nationals to fill in the Application Form and its annexes in English; however, the language to be used in the Application Form and the Progress and Results Reports expected to be prepared during the monitoring process must be the same.
If there is a PI/researcher/consultant from TUBITAK Centers/Institutes in the project team; obtaining permission from the President of TUBITAK for the said persons, entering the date/number information of the signed "Presidential Approval Letter" into the relevant field in the electronic application system during the application, and sending the said letter to the Research Support Programs Directorate Support Programs Monitoring and Coordination Directorate via the Electronic Document Management System (EBYS). must be shipped.
Points to be Considered During Application
Application Approval and Completion of E-Signature Process
The application steps in the Project Application System (PBS) must be completed fully. It is necessary to make sure that the files uploaded to the system are opened and are the correct documents. Likewise, the authority of the establishment must be defined in accordance with the following rules. In addition, it is necessary to make sure that the electronic application has been approved and that the electronic signature process has been completed.
Universities and affiliated Hospitals/Institutes etc. Rector or Vice Rector authorized by him in institutions,
In Hospitals with Affiliation Agreements with Universities; Hospital Manager, Chief Physician or Deputy Chief Physician authorized by him, regardless of the location of the staff,
In Research Centers/Institutes Not Affiliated With Universities; Head of the Center / Director of the Institute,
In Hospitals Not Affiliated with Universities; Hospital Manager, Chief Physician or Deputy Chief Physician authorized by him,
Person or persons with the broadest signing authority specified in the circular of signature for private organizations (Person or persons, authorized to sign documents that give entitlement and debiting commitments, represent and bind the organization in the broadest sense and are specified in the most recent notarized signature circular of the private organization. ),
Authorized Deputy Minister in Ministries,
In municipalities, the Mayor, the Secretary General or the Deputy Secretary General authorized by him;
General Manager or Deputy General Manager authorized by other institutions.
Impacts of Project
In the "Project Information" step of the Project Application System, for the question "Which target and policy among the 11th Development Plan objectives and policies do the results to be obtained from your proposed project studies have the potential to serve?" selection of at least one and the application form "6.2. When filling out the section titled "Information Regarding the Impacts Forecasted to be Obtained from the Project", the possible impacts of the project should be explained in detail, specific to the selection made here.
Project Proposal Modification Form
If an application was made to the Innovative Solutions Research Projects in Social Sciences and Human Sciences support program with the same/similar project proposal and the project was not found appropriate as a result of the panel evaluation,
In the Project Application System, the question "Has an application been made to our Institution before with this project proposal" should be answered as "Yes". In line with the answer given, the fields to be opened must be filled in, taking into account all the changes and corrections specified in the panel report. The “Project Proposal Change Notification Form” is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered.
Within the scope of the Innovative Solutions in Social and Human Sciences Research Projects Support Programme, it is encouraged to establish an effective cooperation with the end users, who are the target group that will benefit from the project results, throughout the project. If an application is to be made in cooperation with the end user, the form must be filled in with the relevant Public/Private Organization/Archive Provider/Municipal/NGO and uploaded to the relevant field in the "Additional Files" step of the Project Application System (PBS), signed by the relevant institutions. required. Collaborative projects that are deemed appropriate after the evaluation will be given additional points and will be supported with priority. There is no need to fill out this form for projects without cooperation.
Completed Projects (Appendix-3)
Projects completed by the project team with the support of TÜBİTAK, university or other institutions/organizations and projects that they are currently carrying out or have applied for support must be entered into the Project Application System in full. The "Annex-3 Project Team's Other Projects" document is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered.
In case the projects that were previously submitted to our Institution but rejected/returned are submitted again with the same/similar content, the persons who were named as beneficiaries in the first submitted project but not mentioned in the newly submitted project proposal should be added to the system in the relevant application step. The "Waiver Form" is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered. The document in question is opened for the electronic signature of the persons concerned during the electronic signature process if the persons leaving the project team are in the country at the time of application, and if they are abroad, they are expected to approve the document via the link to be sent to them.
Resumes of principal investigators, researchers and consultants (including foreign researchers and consultants) are automatically created by the system in line with ARBIS information. A separate area is created in the system so that foreign researchers and consultants can upload their preferably detailed CVs.
Foreign Researcher Information Form
If there is a foreign researcher in the project team, the information requested in the electronic application system (the reason for being included in the project and the contribution it will make to the project, the time it will take place in the project, the monthly gross salary abroad, the cost of travel to and from) must be filled in completely. The "Foreign Researcher Information Form" is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered.
Foreign Researcher Participation Letter
If there is a foreign researcher in the project team, the "Foreign Researcher Participation Letter" is automatically created by the system and opened to the approval of the foreign researcher via the link to be sent via e-mail. In order for the application to be evaluated, the document in question must be approved by the foreign researcher.
Project Application Permission Form for University Lecturers Working in Companies Operating under the Law on Technology Development Zones No. 4691
If university lecturers working within companies operating within the scope of the Technology Development Zones Law No. 4691 make an application through the company they work for, the permission form to be submitted is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered in the relevant application step, and is opened to the electronic signature of the relevant persons( i.e., company and university establishment officials) during the electronic signature process.
Points to be Considered After the Application
Points that are checked by Academic Funding Programs Directorate during the Preliminary Examination phase and lack of those cause project return
The application steps in the Project Application System (PBS) are not fully completed and the following documents are not uploaded to the application system completely and in the desired format,
Application Form (Not all items of the form are filled in and it exceeds 22 pages)
APPENDIX-2 Budget and Justification (Not all items of the form have been filled in)
TUBITAK Presidency Approval Letter (In case there is an executive/researcher/consultant from TUBITAK Centers/Institutes in the project team)
Points that are checked by Research Support Groups during the Preliminary Examination phase and lack of those cause project return
With the same/similar project proposal, an application has been made to the Innovative Solutions Research Projects Support Program in Social and Human Sciences, and if the project is not supported as a result of the panel evaluation, the "Project Proposal Change Notification Form" must be filled in, and the system will automatically submit it in line with the information entered in the Electronic Application System.
In case the projects that were previously submitted to our Institution but rejected/returned are presented again with the same/similar content, the "Waiver Form" has not been submitted for the persons who were named as beneficiaries in the first submitted project but whose name is not mentioned in the newly submitted project proposal,
The textual expressions in the project proposal have a great deal of similarity with the expressions in the projects previously submitted to our Institution (including projects in effect/concluded or in the status of proposal),
If the people in the project team have projects with the same/similar content submitted to TÜBİTAK or a different institution/organization, in effect/concluded or in the case of a proposal, "Annex-3 Other Projects of the Project Team", which is automatically created by the system in line with the information entered in the Electronic Application System. the document is not completed,
The subject headings in the application form do not contain sufficient information to evaluate the project scientifically,
The majority of the references presented are not associated with the project text, the majority of the studies cited in the project proposal are not included in the bibliography,
If required within the scope of the project, the following documents should be submitted completely and in the desired format until the specified date after the support decision.
Intellectual Property Rights Protocol
Arrangement of an Intellectual Property Rights Ownership Protocol between the people in the project team and the institution/organization where the project will be carried out, in order to determine the real/legal person(s) who will have the right on this intellectual product in case an intellectual product emerges during or as a result of the project. The wet-ink signatures of the persons concerned must be present in the said Protocol.
Ethics Committee Approval, Legal and Private Permits
Since it is obligatory to submit the said documents by the determined deadline, applications to the relevant authorities should not be delayed and care should be taken to ensure that the documents comply with the required criteria. (Please review the Ethics Committee Approval Certificate and Legal/Special Permission Certificate Information Notes.)
SME (Small and Medium Business) Declaration
In case the managers and partners of the capital companies and SME businesses that have not reached the conditions of being a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) are involved in the project, an SME Declaration must be submitted.
Proforma invoices for the requested machinery-equipment and service procurement expenses must be submitted. (Proforma invoice is not required for consumables.)
Please note that if an appeal is made to the TÜBİTAK Communication Center (TÜBİMER), no application can be made to any support program with the same project proposal before the TÜBİMER process is completed