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AIESEC is the largest youth-run organization which provide social responsibility projects and professional internships to university students and alumnis, and set companies and NGOs up with young talents from different countries.


The Turkish Fulbright Commission or in other words, the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Turkey, was established by a binational agreement signed between Turkey and the United States in 1949. The Commission started its activities in accordance with Law No. 5596 enacted by the Turkish Parliament on March 13, 1950.

The Commission supports Turkish and American graduate students, faculty members, teachers, artists and professionals through grants which include travel and living expenses. It also offers educational advising for Turkish students wishing to study in the U.S.A. Our Commission was founded to develop mutual understanding between the Turkish and American people through educational and cultural exchange.

The Commission Board and the Executive Director are the administrators of our Commission. The members of the Commission Board are assigned by the Turkish and American governments and they represent both countries.

Since the foundation of our Commission in 1949, funding has been provided by the governments of Turkey and the United States. We will celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2019. Our Commission has supported around 6,500 Turkish and American scholars. Turkish Fulbrighters return to Turkey upon completion of their studies in the U.S.A. and work to serve their country. American scholars coming to Turkey have made major teaching and research contributions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Science and Engineering to Business, History and Literature. Returning Fulbrighters from both countries often hold important positions in their academic institutions, public service, and in the private sector. Most participants maintain ties with their host country, thereby carrying out the goals of the Fulbright Program.

Fulbright head office is in Ankara and there is a branch office in Istanbul. 



Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.


The Anna Lindh Foundation is an international organization working from the Mediterranean to promote intercultural and civil society dialogue in the face of growing mistrust and polarisation.


The Newton Fund develops science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of collaborating countries.

The partnership with Turkey is called the Newton-Katip Celebi Fund 

The Fund is being delivered by 7 UK delivery partners in collaboration with funders in 17 active partnering countries. They develop and run calls, allocate and manage the money they receive as part of the Newton Fund. All opportunities for organisations, institutions and individuals interested in applying are listed on our funding page.

Priorities for Turkey

The Newton-Katip Celebi Fund have identified a number of priority areas:

  • Lifelong Health And Welfare

  • Agriculture and Food Security

  • Disaster and Risk Management

  • Energy and Climate Change 



The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together. GMF champions the principles of democracy, human rights, and international cooperation, which have served as the bedrock of peace and prosperity since the end of World War II, but are under increasing strain.


GMF works on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century, including the future of democracy, security and defense, geopolitics and the rise of China, and technology and innovation. By drawing on and fostering a community of people with diverse life experiences and political perspectives, GMF pursues its mission by driving the policy debate through cutting-edge analysis and convening, fortifying civil society, and cultivating the next generation of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.


Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a tribute to the Marshall Plan, GMF is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Ankara, Belgrade, Bucharest, Paris, and Warsaw.



International Climate Initiative (IKI) is one of the most important instruments of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) for the international financing of climate change mitigation and biodiversity. IKI operates within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), financing climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation in developing, emerging and transition countries. Since 2008 to 2019, IKI approved more than 730 climate and biodiversity projects with a total funding volume of EUR 3.9 billion in more than 60 countries.


The partner countries are supported with IKI funding to help them implement and ambitiously develop their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) anchored in the Paris Agreement. The NDCs include measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change and increase resilience to its unavoidable impacts. In the field of biodiversity, IKI supports partner countries in achieving the goals of the CBD to counteract the dramatic global loss of natural resources. The activities of IKI also contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Projects that are implemented in one of the following four funding areas are eligible for support:

  • Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

  • Adapting to the impacts of climate change

  • Conserving natural carbon sinks with a focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)

  • Conserving biological diversity


Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. We call these solutions Lighthouse Activities. They're some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change. (

Momentum for Change: Areas of Focus

  • Climate Neutral Now

  • Women for Results

  • Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

  • Planetary Health

  • ICT Solutions

  • Urban Poor


The objective of the internship programme is to provide a framework through which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to the UNFCCC-secretariat to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments. It allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the United Nations and provides assistance and training in various professional fields.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree (minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) or a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)  in a field related to the work of the UNFCCC-secretariat (including economics, environmental sciences, international law, international relations, natural sciences, political science, human resources and/or public administration, event management, IT/computer sciences, and communication) at a recognized university at the time of application and during the entire period of internship. 

  • Applicants should be able to work in English.

Terms and Conditions

  • The normal duration of an internship is two months, which can be extended for an additional period of two months by mutual consultation and consent. The total duration may exceptionally be extended to a maximum period of six months when there are special academic requirements or special needs of the receiving programme.

  • Applicants may not be related - i.e. spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son - to a staff member of the UNFCCC secretariat.

  • There is no promise of employment either during or upon completion of an internship with the UNFCCC secretariat. Interns will not be considered for employment with the UNFCCC-secretariat within six months after completion of the internship.

  • An intern is not a staff member of the UNFCCC secretariat, therefore the privileges and immunities agreed between the UNFCCC-secretariat and the host Government do not apply to interns.

  • An intern undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as an intern of the UNFCCC-secretariat.

  • The intern is required to keep confidential all unpublished information made known during the course of the internship, and must not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained, except with the prior written authorization of the UNFCCC-secretariat. These obligations will not lapse upon the expiration of the internship period.

Expenses and Medical Coverage

Interns are not financially remunerated by the UNFCCC secretariat. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his/her sponsoring institution.
The UNFCCC-secretariat accepts no responsibility for medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide 

evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.


To apply for an internship, please use the online application system (


When applying for UNFCCC internship vacancy announcements, click on the "apply now" button next to the vacancy announcement. To start the application process, you will first be asked to register as a user with the UNFCCC Online Application System.

Application Process

Once you are registered as a user, you can apply for an existing internship vacancy by completing your Personal History Form (P.11) in our on-line application system. Remember to select the “internship” version of the P.11 form at the bottom right.

You can also complete the form now and store your profile for one or more future vacancies. Your profile can be accessed and up-dated regularly.

Please do not try to attach any additional documents, however, please remember to submit an explanatory letter with your application through the system.



U.S. Embassy Ankara is committed to promoting academic and professional exchanges and supporting various educational programs in Turkey. Information about these programs can be found here.

The Office of English Language Programs provides professional teacher training programs worldwide to promote understanding of American language, society, culture, values and policies. It is only through a thorough understanding of each other’s cultures that we can establish and maintain a foundation of international cooperation and trust.

For more information about Educational Exchange Programs, Summer Work and Travel Exchange Programs, Fullbright Program, click here

For the opportunities and entrance requirements and study options, click here 


OPEN Call for project proposals for Matra and Human Rights Programmes 2020

In a break with previous years, this year the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul will have an OPEN call for proposals that fit within the MATRA and HR programmes. Applications can be submitted throughout the year and will be considered based on first-come, first-serve principle until all funds have been allocated. Please find the details on both programmes, application and reporting forms below: 


MATRA fund in Turkey 2020 - open call 

MATRA Forms 2020 (Application & Reporting Forms) 

Human Rights:

Human Rights Fund in Turkey 2020 - open call 

Human Rights Forms 2020 (Application & Reporting Forms) 

For the submission of project applications, please use the application form. Only proposals that use this application form will be taken into consideration. Please make sure that you do not exceed the maximum information guidance in the form. We will not take proposals into consideration that exceed maximum length advices. Be as specific and short as possible and focus on core information for your project. Applications should be submitted in English.

The applications can be sent to the following e-mail address:



Program Description

The CFLI is a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects in developing countries, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the relevant Canadian embassy or high commission. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and recipient countries and their civil societies, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.

The average CFLI contribution is $10,000 to $40,000 Canadian Dollars (CAD$100,000 is the maximum allocation amount for a project eligible under CFLI). Consult the currency converter for local currency equivalents. Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.

How to apply

  • All projects must be completed between the date of signature of the contribution agreement and February 21, 2021.

  • Projects impact, or have participants from, at least 3 ASEAN countries.

  • The deadline for submission was June 19, 2020 at 23:59 (GMT+7). Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

  • Only those proposals using the designated application form and including the required budget document will be considered.

  • For more information on the types of activities and costs that are eligible for CFLI funding, please refer to the list of CFLI approved activities and costs.

  • Proposals must be completed in English or French.

  • Project proposals must explicitly answer all questions in the CFLI project application form, including the required gender-based analysis. The proposed project budget should summarize the proposed activities and associated costs.

  • Applications will be assessed for approval on their merits by a selection committee.

  • Due to the large number of applicants, only the successful candidates will be contacted.

  • For questions about the application process, please contact the CFLI Coordinator:

  • Project applications are kept on file at missions in accordance with Global Affairs Canada’s information management policies.

Organizations eligible to apply for CFLI funding

Eligible recipients include:

  • Local, national or community-based organization (non-governmental and not-for-profit)

  • Local municipal, regional or national government institution or agency of the recipient country

  • Local academic institution

  • Canadian organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities

  • International or regional organization (non-governmental or not-for-profit) that is working on local development activities

  • Intergovernmental or multilateral institution, organization or agency working on local development activities

The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI. Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.

Thematic priorities

All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:

It is recommended that missions focus on a limited number of priorities that advance the strategic objectives of their CFLI program. Missions also have flexibility to adjust or expand on these priorities in order to highlight certain themes or sub-themes as long as they are aligned with the Thematic Priority Guidance document.

  • gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

  • peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention and building peace.

  • human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.

Gender-based analysis

In 2017, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. In alignment with this policy, the CFLI project application process now requires a gender-based analysis (GBA). The purpose of this change is to enhance the gender equality outcomes of the CFLI program.

A GBA will require applicants to:

  • consider how women, girls, men, and boys are affected differently by the problem their project is aiming to address, ensuring, at the same time, that the project does not cause harm

  • consult women and/or girls in the development of their project proposal

  • ensure that the views of those women and/or girls inform the project’s design

Note that consultations can include, but are not limited to, speaking to women and girls from the local community, women and other individuals who work for civil society organizations that have worked in the local community and female and male decision and change makers who have knowledge of the local community. Inadequate completion of a GBA may affect the consideration of your proposal.

Eligible costs

The following project costs are eligible for CFLI funding:

  • accounting costs

  • administrative and overhead costs related to the project (overhead should not exceed 15% of total CFLI contribution)

  • advocacy and lobbying related costs

  • capital and/or operating expenditures related to the lease and/or purchase and/or building of infrastructure

  • civic education costs

  • conference and event expenditures

  • costs of services received by recipients

  • domestic travel expenses, using lowest fares possible but not exceeding full fare economy class

  • environmental assessment costs

  • facilities and equipment rental charges

  • hospitality costs, excluding alcoholic beverages

  • installation, maintenance, shipping and/or transportation costs, including fuel, computers and communication devices

  • lease or rental of vehicles

  • legal costs

  • medical costs

  • miscellaneous expenses integral to the project

  • outreach, communication and information dissemination costs

  • publishing costs

  • radio and television broadcast fees

  • research-related costs

  • salary costs relating to the project

  • security costs

  • training and capacity building expenditures

  • translation and interpretation fees

  • vehicle and equipment operation, installation and/or maintenance

  • website development and related costs

The following costs are not eligible for CFLI funding:

  • assistance to military or paramilitary organizations

  • core funding

  • direct fiscal support to a government

  • expenses incurred prior to the signing of the contribution agreement, or after it expires

  • gifts

  • luxury goods

  • nuclear technologies and facilities


For open calls and applications: 


The British Institute at Ankara supports, enables and encourages research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in a wide range of fields including archaeology, ancient and modern history, heritage management, social sciences and contemporary issues in public policy and political sciences. Founded in 1947, the BIAA was incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The BIAA is one of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI). It has offices in Ankara and London, and a dedicated staff of experts from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds.

For Grants and Opportunities:  


German universities, like most universities around the world, maintain a broad network of international partnerships. The DAAD supports such international partnerships through a number of schemes that aim to foster cooperation among higher education institutions.

For Funding Programmes: