• InDivEU: Integrating Diversity in the European Union, funding: Horizon 2020, 2019-2022, Meltem Müftüler-Baç.

  • MAGYC: Migration Governance and Asylum Crisis, funding: Horizon 2020, 2019- 2023, Meltem Müftüler-Baç.

  • EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability, funding: EU IDEA, 2018-2021, Senem Aydın Düzgit.

  • VIADUCT - Enhancing VIsibility of the Academic DialogUe on EU-Turkey CooperaTion, funding: European Union Erasmus Plus Program, 2017-2020, Meltem Müftüler-Baç (coordinator) and Senem Aydın-Düzgit.
  • The Future of EU-Turkey Relations Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios (FEUTURE), H2020 Societal Challengers, 2016 - 2019, Senem Aydın Düzgit.
  • Assessing Interdependence between the European Union and Turkey: Policies and Cooperation in Regional and Global Governance, funding: TÜBİTAK, 2015-2017, Meltem Müftüler-Baç.
  • Social and Political Preferences: Voting Behavior, SU Internal Research Grant, 2015, Ersin Kalaycıoğlu.



Maximizing Europe’s Integration Capacity: Lessons and Prospects for Enlargement, funded by the European Commission, co-coordinated by Free University, Berlin and Universityof Leiden. Meltem Müftüler-Baç leads the Sabancı University research team. 2013-2016.

Transworld: FP7 SSH Project
Meltem Müftüler-Baç, faculty member at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been awarded an EU grant under the European Commission’s FP7 SSH Cooperation Program. The project is entitled “TRANSWORLD: Redefining the transatlantic relationship and its role in shaping global governance’. The project has 13 international partner institutions including SU and is coordinated by the Institute of International Affairs in Rome, Italy. The research team from Sabancı University consists of Meltem Müftüler-Baç as the project leader, as well as Fuat Keyman, Emre Hatipoğlu, Arzu Kibris.


Brooke Luetgert, A Comparative Perspective on Parliamentary Legislative Activity and Bureaucratic Delegation (CPAD), Marie Curie Reintegration Grant, 2011-2013


2014-2017: Conceptualizing Europe in International Political Economy (CEIPE)> Işık Özel

2013-2018: Euro-Mediterranean Issues> Bahri Yılmaz

2011-2016: Religion and Politics> Ateş Altınordu

2009-2014: International Economics> Bahri Yılmaz

2008-2013: The European Union Politics, Policies & Governance> Meltem Müftüler Baç


  * Project co-directors: Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Uwe Puetter, CEU-SABANCI Project on Euro-Mediterrenean cooperation, 2011-2013
  * Project partner CEU-SABANCI Project on Reclaiming impetus project co-directors, Ahmet Evin, Peter Balazs, 2011-2013        
  * Project co-directors: Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Matteo Fumagalli, CEU-SABANCI Project on Rising Regional Powers and Turkish Foreign Policy, 2011-2013

  * Project partner: Meltem Muftuler-Bac LISBOAN, Erasmus Academic network project coordinator- Cologne University, 2010-2013


RECON - Sabancı University participates in the Project "RECON: Reconstuting democracy in Europe"  which has been selected for a five-year support by the European Commission as part of the 6th Framework program.   The consortium member states of the RECON Project are Norway, Belgium, Germany,Italy, Hungary, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Turkey. The project is under the leadership of ARENA from Oslo and Jean Monnet Professor Meltem Muftuler Bac is the participant from Sabancı University.

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GO-EuroMed- The project entitled as "GO-EuroMed: The Political Economy of Governance in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership" , has been selected for a three-year support by the European Commission as a part of the 6th Framework program.  The main purpose of this Project is to focus on the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, in the context of EU efforts to improve governance throughout its neighbourhood.  The consortium member states of the GO-EuroMed Project are Germany, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Morroco, Turkey, Spain, France, and Poland. Jean Monnet Professor Bahri Yilmaz is the participant from Sabancı University.

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2015-2016: Europeanization beyond Europe: European Neighborhood Policy and Regulatory Reforms, funding: TÜBİTAK 2219, Işık Özel.