Initiation of the Fellowship

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The fellow is obliged to initiate the research and fellowship within 12 months of the announcement of the support decision by coming to Türkiye. The status of the fellows who cannot start their research due to health, natural disaster and similar force majeure and other reasons can be evaluated by GYK and the fellowship initiation period can be deferred up to 6 months at the most. A fellow who does not begin his/her research within 12 months without the decision of the GYK cannot claim any rights on the fellowship.

Required Documents to Initiate the Fellowship

    • Selected candidates will be sent an official award letter jointly signed by TÜBİTAK and TWAS-UNESCO. Before any visa and travel arrangements can start, fellows must sign the award letter and return it to TWAS-UNESCO and BİDEB-TÜBİTAK.
    • Letter of commitment signed by the researcher and the academic advisor(s) at the university in which the research will be carried out.
    • If the research requires, the approval certificate obtained from the Ethics Committee of the university in which the research will be conducted or from any relevant Ethics Committee, should be submitted to BİDEB. 

After the submission of the above-mentioned documents to BİDEB, support payments of the fellow will be initiated based on the starting date of the research.