The Fulbright Scholarship from the Fulbright Education Commission of Turkey
The Turkey-United States of America Cultural Exchange Commission, known as the Fulbright Education Commission of Turkey, supports cultural exchange programs between Turkish and American university students, graduates, researchers and scientists. The Fulbright Program started in 1946 with a law that was established by the American Senate upon the recommendation of Senator J. William Fulbright. The budget for the program is provided with contributions from the governments of both countries.
The Fulbright Education Commission of Turkey gives scholarships in different fields and categories to American academicians for them to work with colleagues in Turkey.
One of the scholarships offered by the commission is a research scholarship (Senior Researcher) with which a project can be worked on from 4,5to 9 months with Turkish colleagues in a university or other institution. The expenses of the academician who applies for a Fulbright scholarship and is accepted to do research in a university or institute in Turkey, is covered with the scholarship by the Commission throughout the term they are in Turkey. The amount of the scholarship includes a roundtrip airline ticket, accommodations and living expenses and a portion of the expenses for the research.
American academicians who wish to come to Turkey on the scholarships that are provided by the Fulbright Education Commission of Turkey must apply for the scholarship in the United States. More details about the scholarship and the application system can be accessed at www.cies.org. For questions about the Commission’s scholarship programs for American academicians the American Programs Department can be contacted at email@example.com.