Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program for International Applicants, Turkey 2016-17


 Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program for International Applicants, Turkey , and applications are submitted till April 11, 2016. Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University and Stiftung Mercator invite applications for international fellowship program from scholars, journalists, professionals and civil society activists to work on academic and practical projects at IPC. Mercator-IPC Fellowships are predominantly, but not exclusively, granted to applicants from outside of Turkey, especially Germany. Fellowships have a general duration of 6 to 12 months. Mercator-IPC Fellows will receive a monthly net payment of up to 2,700 EUR and a travel allowance of up to 2,500 EUR net in total. Fellows may furthermore be entitled to additional allowances. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Turkey

Level: Fellowships are available to scholars, journalists, professionals and civil society activists to work on academic and practical projects at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC).

Field(s): Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program  is awarded to work in one of the following three thematic areas: EU/German-Turkish relations, Climate change and Education.

Deadline: April 11, 2016

Funded By: Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University and Stiftung Mercator

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program is targeted for applicants from outside of Turkey, especially from Germany are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No:  In the 2016/17 round, at least six Mercator-IPC Fellowships are available.

Scholarship Duration:  Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program have a general duration of 6 to 12 months. Applicants must state the intended duration of their fellowship on the application form. The final duration of individual fellowships is to be determined by the jury, who has the authority to reduce or extend the duration of fellowships.

Scholarship covers: Mercator-IPC Fellows are granted: A monthly net amount of up to 2,700 EUR; A monthly family allowance of up to 500 EUR net (under preconditions); A travel allowance of up to 2,500 EUR in total. Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows are granted: A monthly net amount of up to 5,000 EUR; A monthly family allowance of up to 500 EUR net (under preconditions); A travel allowance of up to 2,500 EUR in total. The financial compensation of Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows varies according to the format and duration of their projects. At the discretion of the IPC Director, additional funding will be provided to organize events and publications.

Description

The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program is part of the Istanbul Policy Center – Sabanc? University – Stiftung Mercator Initiative, a strategic partnership between Sabanc? University and Stiftung Mercator.

The program aims to strengthen academic, political and social ties between Turkey and Germany, as well as between Turkey and Europe by facilitating excellent scientific research and hands-on policy work.

It is based on the premise that acquisition of knowledge and the exchange of people and ideas are preconditions for meeting the challenges of an increasingly globalized world in the 21st century.

The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program allows international scholars, journalists, professionals and civil society activists to work on academic and practical projects at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC). There are two types of positions available:

Mercator-IPC Fellowships are granted to outstanding young academics, journalists and professionals who have significant prior work experience. The fellows will be expected to work on academic or practical projects at IPC. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) is required for this position, but a PhD is strongly preferred. Applicants without a PhD degree will only be considered if their work experience and expertise meet the program requirements to the jury’s satisfaction. Projects which focus on the German-Turkish nexus are likewise preferred. Applicants cannot apply for fellowships to fund their PhD dissertations.

Mercator-IPC Senior Fellowships are granted to internationally renowned scholars and highly respected representatives of civil society or politics who have already made a significant contribution to German-Turkish or European-Turkish relations. Senior Fellows are jointly chosen by the partners of the Istanbul Policy Center-Sabanc? University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative.

Eligibility

 Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program : A Master’s degree (or equivalent) is required for this position, but a PhD is strongly preferred. 

‣ Applicants without a PhD degree will only be considered if their work experience and expertise meet the program requirements to the jury’s satisfaction. 

‣ Projects which focus on the German-Turkish nexus are likewise preferred. 

‣ Applicants cannot apply for fellowships to fund their PhD dissertations.



‣ Mercator-IPC Senior Fellowships: are granted to internationally renowned scholars and highly respected representatives of civil society or politics who have already made a significant contribution to German-Turkish or European-Turkish relations. Applicants should have more than 10 years of academic or practical work experience and have a distinct 

academic and public profile. 


Selection Criteria for Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program


‣ Mercator-IPC Fellows will be selected by an international jury consisting of leading experts in the three thematic areas. In choosing an applicant, the jury will place particular emphasis on:  Academic and professional merit, based on the applicant’s publications and work experience;

‣  Academic and political relevance of the applicant’s project to one of the three thematic areas;

‣ The general impact of the project on EU-Turkish and especially German-Turkish relations;

‣ The applicant’s connection to German society;

‣ The coherence and feasibility of the applicant’s project;

‣ The value of the project’s public outreach dimension

‣ The applicant’s language skills. A very good command of written and spoken English is mandatory. Knowledge of German and Turkish is an advantage.

Notification:

‣ All applicants will receive a notice of receipt by email.

Scholarship Application Method 

 Applications should be submitted via email.

Application Form

 Scholarship Application due date: The 2016/17 fellowships begin September 1, 2015 and the deadline for applications is April 11, 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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