Science Academy’s Young Scientist Awards Program (BAGEP)
A top priority for the Science Academy is encouraging the youth to engage in good science, and rewarding the best examples. In order to choose and reward the best young academics and to support them in conducting new studies, an award program was initiated in the year 2013. Science Academy runs this program not with government funding, but with the support of the society at large.
The award-winning young academics are granted 15,000 TL per year for a period of two years to support them in their research. The objective here is to reward the most brilliant and promising young academics with a prestigious grant which will help them further their studies.
Scientists younger than 40 are eligible for the award. Candidates may apply in person for the award. Science Academy members, faculty members, deans and presidents of universities may also nominate young academics.
Each year, Science Academy will announce how many grants will be donated in which branches of science, and post invitations for application.
The awards are financed by the friends of Science Academy. To create a grant, each donator must commit to paying Science Academy 36,000 TL in total for two years, in annual installments of 18,000 TL, to cover the 15,000 TL scholarship and 3,000 TL in administrative expenses. The donators may dedicate the grant to a person or institution they support. The recipients will be chosen by the Science Academy.
In its first two years, Young Scientist Awards Program has offered a significant amount of support through its concrete and modular fund scheme. We hope to raise even more funds in the coming years. We encourage your donations, and extend once again our gratitude to all of our supporters who have made or promised a contribution.