IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program for Talented Young Researchers from ANY Country

Young Scientists Summer Program

Course(s) Offered: Global change
Course Level: Graduate (PhD research)
Provider: IIASA
Country to Study in: Austria, other NMO countries

Program Description
Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change.

From June through August accepted participants in the YSSP Program work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA's National Member Organizations.

Applications are done online and the form can be found on the YSSP website. Applications run from 1 October until mid-January, and qualified scientists are heartily encouraged to apply to the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP).

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a field compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries (Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam). Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer (however, you may apply several times).

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries may apply

Participating Institutions
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

Fields of study
You should look through the IIASA program webpages to get an idea what research program is done at IIASA. To ensure reasonable supervision, your research should fit within the themes/expertise already ongoing at IIASA.

Number of awards
IIASA will explore individual funding options for all successful candidates including special grants. IIASA will finance up to 3 candidates from developing countries which are not members of IIASA

Sponsorship duration
IIASA’s annual 3-month program is from June through August.

Program benefits
IIASA does not charge a tuition fee.

Most of IIASA's National Member Organizations (NMO) provide special grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP. The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is EUR 1310 per month plus airfare. All successfully selected applicants will receive notification about funding shortly after the evaluation process.

Applicants not eligible for an NMO scholarship must find alternative funds from their home institution or other sources to finance their participation (3 months rent; meals; local transportation; expenses for any accompanying dependents; and health insurance). IIASA has limited funds for exceptional applicants from non-NMO countries: these are awarded as part of the selection procedure.

Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA's worldwide network.

Method of Application
Candidates apply via the online application form (find the 'APPLY NOW' banner on the right side during the application period). Applicants can chose 1-2 programs. If there is additional interest in one of our flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form (under "please justify your choice of programs here"). We strongly encourage contacting the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.

It is important to read the FAQ, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information

Applications are running from 1 October until mid-January. Registrations for the 2019 program are being accepted from 1 October 2018 - 11 January 2019

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research organization located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, in Austria. IIASA conducts interdisciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change. IIASA’s mission is "to provide insights and guidance to policymakers worldwide by finding solutions to global and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve human and social wellbeing and to protect the environment."

Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Open to International students: Yes

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