The Science, Industry and Technology Ministry started a project called Supporting Personnel with Doctorate Degrees in the Private Sector to increase high-educated employment in companies operating in the field of technology. The application process started July 1 and will continue until July 17 for the project. People who complete their applications until this date can make the government pay a significant part of the salaries of personnel with doctorate degrees working in their companies.
Employers seeking to recruit individuals with doctorate degrees will be supported by the government as part of the project. The private sector will employ people with doctorate degrees and the government will pay an amount around two gross minimum salaries for two years. In other words, the government's contribution will be TL 2,546 ($957) since the gross minimum salary is TL 1,273 as of July. This figure will be updated when an increase is applied to minimum salaries.
The project, which is being carried out within the scope of the Support Program to Increase Capacity in the Fields of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, aims to produce research projects and enhance scientific aspects of the current research and development and innovation projects of companies. The ministry wants the research output to be turned into patents and scientific journal articles while aiming to increase scientific contribution. Research and development centers, capital companies operating in technology development regions and capital companies that have had at least one project supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey can benefit from this government program. Large-scale companies have to employ a minimum of three and small-scale companies have to employ a minimum of one person with a doctorate degree. Applications will be assessed according to criteria such as employment plans of companies and their research and development capacities. Companies meeting the requirements for the support will receive the payments in a six-month period.