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 and its third edition will be held this year. 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 10,000 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 scholarship which will help them further their studies.

Within the scope of the BAGEP, 20 awards were granted in 2013 and 43 awards in 2014.

As a result of the additional support to BAGEP raised in 2015, 42 awards were distributed. In 2015, the supporting individuals and institutions included Vehbi Koç Foundation, Elginkan Foundation, Doğuş Holding, Science Academy, Eczacıbaşı Holding, Faruk Eczacıbaşı, Mehveş Demiren, Nermin Öztuş, Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı, and Mark de Vries – İdil de Vries.
The award ceremony was held on April 30, 2015 at the Boğaziçi University campus. For the complete list of the award winners please click. We wholeheartedly celebrate these young scientists and their professors, and extend our gratitude to those who have contributed to the expansion of the program.