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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Young Scientists Summer Program 2020 – Italy

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

Application Deadline: 11th January 2020.

Eligible Countries: Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of member countries.

To be taken at (country): Vienna, Italy

Field of Study: 

  • Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
  • Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services and Management
  • Energy
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Risk and Resilience
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Water
  • World Population

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

  • Tropical Futures Initiative
  • Water Futures and Solutions Initiative
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space
  • Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL)

Type: Training, Research

Eligibility: 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. 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.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is EUR 1310 per month plus airfare. If you are not citizen of or resident in an NMO country you must find alternative funds (either from your home institution or other sources) to finance participation.
  • IIASA will finance up to 3 candidates from developing countries which are not members of IIASA
  • 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.

Duration of Programme: 3 months

How to Apply: 

  • Candidates apply via the online application form.
  • Applicants can chose 1-2 programs. If there is additional is 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.

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