The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program is part of the Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative, a strategic partnership between Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator. 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 acquisition of knowledge and the exchange of people and ideas are preconditions for meeting the challenges of an increasingly globalized world in the 21st century.
The Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program allows international scholars and civil society activists especially but not exclusively from Germany to work on academic and practical projects at Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) in two thematic areas:
We welcome our 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows, Gabriele Cloeters, Banu Karaca, Souad Osseiran, Simon Waldman, Pınar Ertör - Akyazı and Barış Karapınar.