International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program 2021

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program 2021

Deadline: January 14, 2021

Applications are open for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program 2021. The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work.

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 the institute’s worldwide network.

Funding

  • Most of the institute’s National Member Organizations (NMOs) provide special grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP. Note: only limited slots available so there is a chance that selected candidates will not get funding from an NMO due to high demand). The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is €1310 per month plus airfare.
  • IIASA does not charge a tuition fee. In general, participants are expected to cover all expenses associated with their stay (3 months rent, meals, local transportation, expenses for any accompanying dependents, and health insurance) from their NMO grant or their other funding source. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of National Member Organizations (NMO) countries.
  • The program is designed for PhD students working on a topic compatible with the interdisciplinary IIASA research agenda.

Application

The following steps will guide you through the application process:

  • Step 1: Create a new application
    This option allows you to start a new application. Until the application deadline you can create a new application, edit an existing application, and submit the completed application to the program.
  • Step 2: Fill in your application
    The application requires filling in a number of boxes that ask you to provide data about your research interests, CV, motivation for applying to the program, and names of two references.
  • Step 3: Submit your application
    When you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be changed.

Applications cannot be considered unless your reference letters have been received. They will send requests for recommendation to the referees as proposed in your application, but it is definitely worthwhile to follow up with your referees in person.

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For more information, visit IIASA.

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