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.
In addition to the Annual Fund the Petr Aven Fellowship finances the participation cost for one additional student from Russia or a developing country that is not a member of IIASA.
"For two years, the ideas for my research had been in my head, but I couldn’t put them all together. Speaking to the researchers and other participants at IIASA that came from completely different disciplines than me, helped me to think more clearly about the questions I was asking and the data I was collecting."
2012 YSSPer & Annual Fund Recipient
"I think that being at IIASA pushes you to learn how to communicate with people effectively. This is great not just for being able to spend time with people who share your interests, but also for building contacts for future work. The YSSP offers many possibilities for young researchers to collaborate with each other and to work for the benefit of their homeland."
2011 YSSPer & Petr Aven Recipient