Fellowships for Turkish Researchers

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is accepting applications for post-doctoral research fellowships connected to human rights and humanitarian law issues. The deadline for submission of applications is October 15, 2018.  

General information:

The RWI provides post-doctoral research fellowships for Turkish researchers who would like to conduct their research projects at universities or research institutions in Turkey or abroad.

Fellowships will be provided for a nine to twelve-month period between December 01, 2018-December 30, 2019.

Fellowships will cover living expenses up to the amount of EUR 1,750 per month for fellows in host institutions outside of Turkey (the amount will be calculated according to living expenses in the host country). Fellowship holders travelling abroad will receive a one-time travel allowance up to EUR 500 including return ticket, visa application and travel insurance fee/expenses. Fellows in universities in Turkey will receive up to 5,000 TL per month. Fellows relocating to a different city for the fellowship will receive a one-time travel allowance.

Eligibility requirements:

The post-doctoral research fellowship is open to Turkish citizens who have obtained their Ph.D degrees from a university in Turkey within the last 3 years of the application deadline.

All applications with connections to human rights and humanitarian law issues are welcome. Applicants whose proposed research projects are related to the rights of the elderly, children, women, refugees, persons with disabilities, as well as the relationship between human rights and information and communication strategies (ICTs) and human rights cities will be given preference. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply; applicants who adopt an interdisciplinary approach in their works will be given preference.

Required documents:

Interested parties must fill out the online application form and provide the following documents:

  • Research proposal (in English)
  • Letter of invitation from the host institution (in English)
  • Fellowship motivation letter (in English)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Copy of dissertation
  • A writing sample (preferably in English)

Questions related to the application should be sent to aysel.madra@rwi.lu.se with the title “RWI post-doctoral research fellowship application.”


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