Supporting Young Scientists from Developing Countries

We are happy to announce the 2014 Annual Fund recipients!

As part of this year's YSSP, Thanicha Ruangmas from Thailand will join the Mitigation of Air Pollution Program (MAG). This year's Petr Aven Fellowship Recipient is Askhad Panesh from Russia, who will spend the summer working as part of the Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASA).

Click here for more information on this year's Annual Fund recipients.


A big thank you to all our donors! 




Pheakkdey Nguon, the 2012 Annual Fund recipient, has recently won an IPCC Fellowship to fund his research on REDD+ in Cambodia and would also like to thank the annual fund donors for his opportunity:

"I am more than grateful for my YSSP experience and for that I cannot thank the IIASA Annual Fund donors enough for their generosity. As a student from Cambodia, I do not think it would have been possible for me to be part of this superb program at IIASA without their support. The YSSP did tremendous wonder to my academic development as a young researcher. More than this, the social and cultural experiences and memories that I was able to make with my fellow YSSPers and IIASA staff were just the icing on the cake. 

My specific message to the IIASA Annual Fund donors would be: Please continue to support this wonderful program. Your contributions have made a great difference for me, and I hope that students from other developing countries will be able to benefit from this program.



 

In 2011, a generous gift from IIASA Alumnus Petr Aven established the Petr Aven Fellowship, under the framework of the Annual Fund, to fund a young researcher from Russia or a developing country that is not a member of IIASA.

Petr Aven was a YSSP participant in 1977 and remembers this experience as the best time of his life.  "My involvement in the IIASA summer program was my first experience working with foreign scientists, who I found to be a rich source of new knowledge and expertise. Today, many years after my YSSP experience, I am still aware of the influence my participation in the program had on my life," he says.






Your support will give a young researcher from a developing country the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a three-month summer program in an international and interdisciplinary research environment that encourages participants to broaden their research perspectives;
  • Advance their own doctoral research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist;
  • Network with researchers from across the globe; and
  • Acquire new skills including research methods, public policy analysis and media training.

The Program ensures that the young scientists return to their home countries with new skills and a worldwide network of research contacts.

You can make a difference to the future of an exceptional young scientist from a developing country by making a contribution to IIASA's Annual Fund.



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Last edited: 15 May 2014

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Aleksandra Cofala

YSSP & Postdoc Assistant Young Scientists Summer Program

Annual Fund Assistant Office Of Sponsored Research

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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