The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program

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Call for Applications: 2019/20 round of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program

The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative invites academics, journalists, and professionals to apply for the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program. The deadline for 2019/20 fellowship applications is March 31, 2019, 18:00 (EEST). The fellowship begins on September 2, 2019.

Application Documents
2019/20 Call for Applications | Application Form | Program Guidelines | Brochure

The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program is part of the Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative. 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 the acquisition of knowledge and the exchange of people and ideas are preconditions for meeting the challenges of a globalized world.

The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program allows international scholars, journalists, professionals, and civil society activists predominantly, but not exclusively, from Germany to work on academic and practical projects at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) in two thematic areas:

EU/German-Turkish relations
Climate change

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 degree is strongly preferred. Applicants without a PhD degree will only be accepted if their work experience and expertise meet the program requirements to the jury’s satisfaction. Projects that 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-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative.