Project incentives are additional benefits paid to faculty members and researchers when they obtain project funding from external sources. Amounts are calculated according to the rules of the institution and the percentage of the time the researchers dedicate to the project.
Scientific Publication Incentive
In addition to PRF Scientific Publication Incentives are available to Sabancı University faculty and students, based on their Sabancı University addressed article and reviews published in the Top 10% journals of the Elsevier Scopus database, in order to encourage publications in international journals.
Academic Entrepreneurship Support
Sabancı University strives to be the most innovative and entrepreneurial university in Turkey. To this end, the university implements processes that improve the academic entrepreneurship environment, provide support to entrepreneurs in areas that they need, and help the creation and development of companies that generate value. Undergraduate and graduate students are permitted and encouraged to be partners in academic entrepreneur companies. A full-time faculty member and academic entrepreneur may devote up to 1 full business day's working hours to their company provided that their duties to the University are not neglected. Sabancı University provides the following incentives to interested faculty members either directly or through Inovent A.Ş.
Sabbaticals and Research Leaves
Sabancı University offers its faculty members to engage in full-time research in order to encourage scientific studies and international cooperation by faculty members. Academic leaves in Sabancı University are in three categories: Sabbaticals, Summer Research and Unpaid Research Leaves.
Sabancı University Faculty Members are entitled to one academic semester of sabbatical leave after six academic semesters (three academic years) of full-time service, and one academic year of sabbatical leave after twelve academic semesters (six academic years) of full-time service. One-semester sabbatical leave can be extended to 6 months, and one-year sabbatical leave can be extended to 11 months.
Summer Research Leave
Faculty members who have worked in SU for at least one year will be entitled to a Summer Research Leave. Summer Research Leaves may be used for two months during the summer semester with full salary payment. This leave could be utilized one time in a year during summer period.
Unpaid Research Leave
Faculty members who have worked in SU for at least 1 year will be entitled to an Unpaid Research Leave. Based on the related Faculty Dean’s approval, Unpaid Research Leave is granted only to faculty members who are about to be involved in important and prestigious research projects and are expected to produce significant research output as a result of the relevant research. Unpaid Research Leaves may be used for up to one academic year.
In furtherance of the research support and personal support programs above, offices established under SUATT create an ecosystem where faculty and researchers are supported from the idea phase to commercialization. The support provided by various SUATT offices are explained in detail on the For Researchers, For Industry and For Entrepreneurs pages.