IKY supports research and offers various opportunities which enhance it through postdoc scholarships or research scholarships. As from July 2013, IKY offers fellowships for conducting post-doctoral research in Greece through the “IKY Fellowships of Excellence for Postgraduate Studies in Greece – Siemens Programme” in the framework of the Hellenic Republic – Siemens Settlement Agreement. The programme covers 350 fellowships allocated in 4 leading-edge thematic areas: Industry, Health, Energy and Infrastructure – Urban Development – Environment.
IKY finances scholarship holders within the context of its collaboration with CERN. Post-doctoral students are given the opportunity to participate in retraining programmes in physical and theoretical sciences in Geneva.
Another interesting research scholarships programme is IKYDA. Since 2000, IKY and the German Society for Academic Exchanges (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) have been running the IKYDA programme based on a bilateral agreement to further promote the scientific cooperation of the Tertiary Education Institutes, as well as the research institutes, in Greece and Germany. The programme is intended for teams of scientists or researchers in all cognitive fields, who are called to prepare a joint research project with their German partners via an exchange of mutual visitations.
Finally, “Integrated Management of Sea and Inland Waters” is a programme managed by IKY with EEA funding, for conducting post-doctoral research in Universities of Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein.