Harvard University – Koç University Visiting Scholar Program plays an important role in increasing collaborative efforts between the two universities. Since 2004, nearly 30 Koç University faculty members have participated in this program.

All faculty members with research appointments (Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor) can apply for this program. The arrangements at Harvard University are coordinated in collaboration with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) of Harvard University.  Participants may visit other departments if they make the arrangements themselves.

Koç University support for outgoing scholars include:

  • a stipend of USD 500 per week or the equivalent amount of the current currency of the destination country for a duration of 4 to 8-week,
  • a round-trip economy class airfare.
  • Outgoing participants are expected to make their own housing arrangements.

Faculty members interested in participating in this program to visit Harvard University should first discuss their possible visits with their deans and secure their support, then they they should apply via apply.ku.edu.tr. For any questions, please contact Ms. Zeynep Kotevoğlu at (zkotevoglu@ku.edu.tr).

The application deadline for the program is January 31st, 2020.