Your support will give a young researcher the opportunity to:
Your gift to IIASA's Annual Fund will have a far greater impact than changing the future of just one promising researcher. Exposing young Ph.D. students to the models, tools & data produced by IIASA, broadens their research perspectives and expands their global network of collaborators. Each person multiplies the reach and influence of IIASA's networks. YSSPers return to their home countries equipped with new problem-solving skills to share with their colleagues. By educating one young researcher, you can impact national and international research communities.
Last year, generous donations from IIASA supporters enabled two young scientists to participate in the 2015 Young Scientists Summer Program. We are grateful for their belief in the goals and mission of IIASA. This year we are counting on your support!
Thank you for even the smallest contribution! Every euro and dollar counts!
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.”
Click here for more information on the Annual Fund recipients from previous years.
Roger Levien’s donations to the Annual Fund are a sign of trust and support of the YSSP, which he created back in the summer of 1977, inspired by a similar program at the RAND Corporation, in which he was the first participant. By supporting the Roger Levien Fellowship, he is hoping to bring the two organizations together so that they benefit from each other’s expertise and networks.
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.
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