It is the most prestigious science academy in Turkey thanks to their independence from the government. The Science Academy was established on November 25, 2011 in Istanbul as an independent non-governmental organization to promote, practice and uphold the principles of scientific merit, freedom and integrity. Bilim Akademisi is a member of ALLEA (All European Academies) and a member organization of ISC (International Science Council).
The details of the award can be found here: On Young Young Scientists Award Program (BAGEP).
Şebnem Yardımcı-Geyikçi works as Associate Professor of Politics at Hacettepe University. At NIAS, she carried out a research project on protest movements and electoral politics: Southern Europe in comparative perspective.