In 2011 IIASA established an endowed YSSP Fellowship program that closely links a YSSP Fellow with the donor. These Fellowships can be named for a donor or someone the donor wishes to honor. As recognition to the donor, the Fellows holding these special Fellowships can cite the distinction in their publications during their doctoral studies and will communicate with the donor regarding their research progress.
Named YSSP Fellowships are paramount to IIASA in recruiting young researchers from around the world who show great promise and encouraging them to expand their careers at our Institute.
During their time at IIASA, YSSP Fellows attend seminars, master classes and conferences designed to strengthen their professional skills and leadership capabilities, thereby helping to fortify the systems analysis sector itself. With the knowledge they gain at IIASA and the relationships they build, YSSP fellows return to their alma mater institutes with broader research perspectives and new problem-solving skills to share with their colleagues.
In 2011, a generous gift from a YSSP alumnus Dr. Petr Aven established the Petr Aven YSSP Fellowship to fund a young researcher from Russia or a developing country that is not a member of IIASA until 2021. The fellowship has supported eight YSSP fellows to date. The 2018 recipient is Ekaterina Anstygina from Russia.
Dr. Roger Levien, a former director (1975 – 1981), a long-time supporter and a collaborator of IIASA made a generous gift to the 2015 YSSP Fund and established the Roger Levien YSSP fellowship. His wish was to offer the Pardee RAND Graduate School students an opportunity to participate in the YSSP and become part of the IIASA network. The fellowship has supported four YSSP fellows to date. The 2018 recipients are Sara Turner and John Luke Irwin, both from RAND.
Established in 2015, the Ferrero Fellowship supports YSSP fellows, whose research interests align with IIASA expertise and research strategy, and contribute to Ferrero's long-term commitment to sustainable sourcing of raw materials. The fellowship has supported five YSSP fellows to date. The 2018 recipients are Muhammad Nurariffudin and Fumi Harahap. Read more on Ferrero's collaboration with IIASA.
Last edited: 14 June 2018
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