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2018 & 2019 "BIPM–TÜBİTAK UME project placements"

The BIPM and the National Metrology Institute of Turkey (TÜBİTAK UME) are running a joint training initiative entitled "BIPM–TÜBİTAK UME project placements" (2018 & 2019).

The initiative provides opportunities for young metrologists to gain in-depth knowledge and experience by conducting research on a subject of their choosing for a period of 1 to 3 months in TÜBİTAK UME's laboratories. In addition, it is expected that participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures delivered at TÜBİTAK UME by experts from both the BIPM and TÜBİTAK UME. Training in the laboratory will help participants to achieve their project goals while delivering the wider benefit of developing the technical skills required by researchers from emerging NMIs/DIs as necessary to enhance their engagement in the CIPM MRA.

The initiative is aimed particularly at young and relatively inexperienced scientific and technical staff from BIPM Member States or Associates (and from NMIs that are in advanced negotiations with the BIPM to become a Member State or Associate) that have emerging metrology systems. Potential attendees should submit their scientific interests and intentions as a project. The training programme will be designed individually for each participant, taking into account the participant's research area and the laboratory capabilities at TÜBİTAK UME.

Second cycle (2019):

The second cycle will begin on 1 March 2019.

Young metrologists from NMIs/DIs interested in participating in the programme should complete the online application form, after having first confirmed their interest with the director(s) of their institute (from whom a letter of support should be submitted along with the application form). Note that a working knowledge of English is required.

Online application form

Applications are open until 9 November 2018. Successful candidates will be selected and notified of their placement by 26 November 2018.

  • Dates:
    • The project placements are scheduled in two cycles: the first cycle was completed in 2018 and the second is being organized for 2019. Placement durations at TÜBİTAK UME range from 1 to 3 months depending on the participants' research interests and preferences.

      Applications for the second cycle are now open!

  • TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities:
    • For more information about TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities, please visit the "Laboratories" page of the TÜBİTAK UME website.

  • Sponsor:
    • For the successful candidates, laboratory and accommodation costs will be covered by TÜBİTAK UME. The trainees are responsible for their own travel, insurance and personal expenditures.

BIPM CB&KT programme

The first cycle of the "BIPM–TÜBİTAK UME project placements" was completed in 2018. Ten young metrologists were given the opportunity to perform research in TÜBİTAK UME laboratories for periods of between one and three months.

Brief reports from the participants are available below:

A short report on the seminar that was held on 24-25 April 2018 as part of the "BIPM-TUBITAK UME Project Placements" is available at:


BIPM CB&KT programme