International Outstanding/ Early Stage Researcher Positions funded through TÜBİTAK Schemes at Izmir Institute of Technology, Türkiye

As Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), we are delighted to host accomplished international outstanding and early-stage researchers who can visit our Institute through a competitive TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Research Council of Türkiye) funding program. TÜBİTAK carries out the program 2232-A/B to encourage successful researchers, particularly Turkish scientists who have working experience in international institutions, to come to Türkiye to conduct high-level scientific and/or technological studies in their fields in areas with strategic value for Türkiye.

The International Researchers Program of TÜBİTAK implements two different funding schemes. Click to see more information about them:

2232 – A: International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers

2232 – B: International Early Stage Researchers Program


Scope of the Grant:

The program will include:

1.  Scholarship for the coordinator,

2.  Family allowance (if applicable),

3.  Initial research grant,

4.  Research project grant,

5.  Scholarships intended for establishing a research team (including scholarships for up to 5 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers)

6.  Project Incentive Bonus for researchers involved within the scope of the research project,

7.  Institutional share allowance for the host institution,

8.  Health insurance for the coordinator and his/her family,

9.  Travel allowance for the coordinator and his/her family,

10. Mentoring Support.

Additional benefits offered by IZTECH will include:

1.  Office and lab space for the researcher and the team

2.  Extra credits for scientific experiments from the Integrated Research Centers laboratories

Please refer to the departments of the institute for potential positions.‍


Fellowship period is minimum 24 months and maximum 36 months.

How to apply?

All applications must be submitted using the online portal via TYBS within the dates indicated in the call announcement. Before applying, all the information and leaflets posted on the 2232A/2232B program web pages regarding the application conditions, the evaluation method and process should be read carefully.

When to apply?

Call Opening: 24 January 2024

Call Deadline: 30 April 2024


For your questions on the grant schemes, contact TÜBİTAK by phone: +90 312 444 6690 or by e-mail:

For your questions on the letter of commitment by the host institution,

please contact IZTECH by phone: +90 232 750 7894 or by e-mail:


Please check out the application conditions on TÜBİTAK’s related web pages:

2232A – International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers

2232B – International Early Stage Researchers Program


More information:

About the funding organization: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Türkiye. It was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers. The Council is an autonomous institution and is governed by a Scientific Board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions. TÜBİTAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.

About the host institution: İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) is a public university established in 1992 and is currently one of the best research universities in Türkiye. It offers a high level of education and carries out exemplary research in the fields of science, technology, and design. IZTECH takes pride in fostering a vibrant and collaborative academic environment that thrives on innovation and excellence. If selected, international researchers will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic interdisciplinary research community, and a supportive ecosystem dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion ensures a global perspective, enriching the tapestry of ideas that defines our academic landscape. IZTECH also enjoys the prestigious Human Resources Excellence in Research award given by the European Commission in 2023, being the second institution to receive that award in the country.‍

IZTECH campus is located in Urla near Çeşme with ready access to local beaches and attractive sites. The education at the Institute is fully taught in English. Further information can be found at

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