The ECO-SPHERE Programme

The ECO-SPHERE Programme is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action hosted by two prestigious universities in Turkiye, providing multidimensional academic experience and excellent facilities and technologies; Yildiz Technical University (YTU), founded in 1911 and located in the heart of Istanbul, and Dokuz Eylul University (DEU), founded in 1982 and located in Izmir.

Over a course of five years with two calls for proposals, ECO-SPHERE will offer 24 fellowships of 24 months each, in the field of environmental sciences. It will be open to ambitious postdoctoral applicants worldwide who are highly engaged in research and environmental sciences starting April 2024. 

ECO-SPHERE aims to advance knowledge and innovation in the circular economy in particular, and support the next generation of researchers and help boost their careers within the scope of the environment. 

Circular economic basis will play vital roles in transforming current industrial practices to preserve natural resources, mitigate environmental degradation, and lead to long term economic growth.

Admitted fellows will be exposed to rich connections, whether from their peers, host institutions, or the program’s different activities. These connections, along with the numerous academic and social events throughout their stay, and strong support of their research and encouragement of innovative initiatives, all together will help them gain priceless experiences that will remain with them for long after the program is over. 

The outcomes of the fostered studies will promote collaboration in various regions and industries to accelerate environmental awareness and policies, and lead to better lifestyles and communities.