Researchers applying to the programme are obliged to be working abroad as of the first day of the application.
Researchers, who will apply to the programme, shall not be located in Turkey more than 6 months within the last 3 years as of the first day of the application. Force majeure to be accepted by Group Executive Committee and compulsory military service are not within the limits of this period.
As of the first day of the application, any of the work experiences set forth below shall be met.
Researchers who have completed their doctoral degrees and at least 4 years have worked for in a university or public research centre abroad as an at least assistant professor, team leader or carried out independent academic research
Graduate researchers who have 6-year full-time research experience abroad, provided that they work in private sector for a minimum of 3 years (Maximum 1 year of master degree (with thesis) completed abroad and maximum 3 years of doctoral degree completed abroad is evaluated within this scope).
Researchers who have the work experience above set forth in above must meet one of the following requirements.
Being on the “Highly Cited Researchers List” published by Thomson Reuters in any year within the last three years as of the first day of the application,
Working uninterruptedly for 48 months at least in an institution among those ranked below in any year within the last 5 years as of the first day of the application: