Atılım University Support Programmes

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECTS (BAP)

BAP is a support program which is in line with the strategic plan of Atılım University and  encourages the academic personnel and the students to be involved in the research projects and ensures the development of the research environment and interdisciplinary research at the university. There are 2 types of projects in this support programme which are BAP-A: Standard Project and BAP-B: Development of a New or Available Product and Overcoming the Problems Related to the Economic, Social and Cultural Issues of the Country. Research in the field of culture, art and Physical and Social Sciences can be carried out within the domain of the latter. The priority is given to the interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, the possibility of publication and the subject of the project proposals have an effect on the priority. The maximum project period is 2 years. The project results and the performance of the researchers who have carried out projects before by benefiting from external sources are also taken into consideration during the admission of the projects. The research assistants, undergraduate and graduate students can take part in the projects. BAP is announced on an annual basis.


At the end of the BAP, the results of the research are expected to be published in the national or international journals which have Citation Index or/and to be presented at an international conference. On condition that there is an invention at the end of the research, there is to be a patent application. After the conclusion of the research, it is also expected to take support from institutions or organizations such as TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), DPT (State Planning Organization), etc.

 

RESEARCH LABORATORY PROJECTS (ALP)

ALP is a support program which is in line with the strategic plan of Atılım University and  ensures the development of the research environment and interdisciplinary research at the university. ALP provides a research environment for the undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratories that were established with the research fund of the university and have increased the scientific research potential of the university in order to reach the required infrastructure. Projects are designed in order to establish project research laboratories. Expenditures from the budget continue at least two years. Scholarship students can be involved in the projects and consultancy services can be taken. ALP is announced on an annual basis.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS (LAP)

In line with the strategic plan and vision of being a research university, LAP was developed in 2010-2011 academic year with the aim of increasing the level of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research, establishing a culture of research within the university, supporting team work in the research projects and raising students who are creative and inquisitive. LAP is a support program which is provided to all students and academic personnel of Atılım University who want to conduct research. There are two types of Undergraduate Research Project. The first one is the support provided for the team and an advisor academic personnel who work on an independent research subject (in some cases the advisor can be a graduate student). The second one is the support that is provided in order to carry out the research courses in one academic year (Course with Credit LAP Project). Furthermore, LAP projects which are supported by the industry are also encouraged.

Features of the Program are as the following:

• Students and academic personnel can apply for the program.

• Research project proposals are prepared by the academic personnel and the projects which are accepted are announced in the website for application.

• Project proposals which are prepared by the team of students can be presented with more then one academic personnel.

• Research is to be completed before the end of the academic year.

• Research team is composed of one (main) advisor or more than one (co) advisors.

• Main and co-advisors whose proposals are accepted are provided with a financial support of 1000 TL (maximum).

• Graduate students can take part in the projects as co-advisors.

• Each of the main advisors can be provided with 2000 TL additionally for the research expenditures. 

• Interdisciplinary cooperation is encouraged.

• Each student who is admitted to the programme takes 1.000 TL for a year.

• Students are expected to work at least 100 hours during the academic year for the research project.

• Students who completed the programme successfully are awarded with an undergraduate research certificate.

• The number of students in a team must be at least two times more than the number of advisors.

• Students are required to have CGPA of 2.50 and more and be in the second grade in order to apply for the program. Students at the preparatory school and in the first grade can involve in the research project voluntarily on condition that their application is accepted by their main advisor.

At the end of the LAP projects at least one of the activities below must be carried out:

• Preparation of a report

• Establishment of the spirit of research among the researchers

• Oral presentation of the project or deliverance of posters at the conferances within or outside the university

• Publication of articles