YSSP Fund - supporting visionary young scientists

Since its beginnings in 1977, the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) has been central to the IIASA mission.  YSSP has cultivated individual expertise, interdisciplinary cooperation and global networks. For the past 40 years, over 1,800 young researchers from more than 50 countries have spent three summer months at IIASA.









Many YSSPers receive funding from their IIASA National Member Organizations, but each year there are gaps. With your contribution, the YSSP Fund can offer support to highly qualified students, often from developing countries, who would not otherwise be able to share the unique YSSP experience and contribute to IIASA’s scientific progress.


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YSSP FUND 2018 GOALS

The 2018 YSSP Fund campaign has two goals:

Support four YSSP fellows in the summer of 2018.

Contact friends and colleagues from your YSSP class and from your time at IIASA and make a bigger impact together.

Support a Science Communication Fellow.

Established in 2016, this innovative fellowship supports a science writer who works closely with the IIASA Communication Department and the YSSP. IIASA’s complex systems science is hard to communicate, but wider understanding is crucial.  The Communication Fellowship has triple beneficiaries: the Fellow, the YSSPers, and the IIASA message. Read the testimonials from Science Communication Fellows.




HOW WILL YOUR DONATION BE USED?


€5,500 will fund one full YSSP / Science Communication fellowship
€1,500 will cover the accommodation costs of one fellow
€1,000 will defray one fellow’s transport costs to IIASA
€500 will cover the meals of one fellow
€150 will buy three monthly tickets for public transport in Vienna



PREVIOUS YSSP FUND RECIPIENTS 

Last year, generous support of alumni donors made it possible for four young scientists to participate in the YSSP 2017. We ask you to join those donors, with whatever contribution you can afford.  Because we believe that science and cooperation make a difference in the world.  And because YSSP makes science and cooperation happen. 



NAMED YSSP FELLOWSHIPS 

ROGER LEVIEN FELLOWSHIP
Dr. Roger Levien, a former director (1975 – 1981), a long-time supporter and a collaborator of IIASA made a generous gift to IIASA’s YSSP Fund 2015 that enabled a Pardee RAND Graduate School student to spend a summer at the Institute as part of the Young Scientists Summer Program 2015. His most recent gift to the YSSP Fund 2017 will offer the same opportunity to a talented science writer from India.


PETR AVEN FELLOWSHIP

In 2011, a generous gift from a YSSP Alumnus Petr Aven established the Petr Aven Fellowship, under the framework of the YSSP Fund, to fund a young researcher from Russia or a developing country that is not a member of IIASA until 2021.




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