Iran via the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) joined IIASA in 2016.

Map of Iran

Map of Iran

While collaborations between researchers in Iran and at IIASA date back to 2006, Iran officially became
a member of IIASA in 2016 through the Iran National Science Foundation (INSF).

Even though Iran is new member of IIASA, researchers from IIASA and Iran have started collaborating on projects focused on exploring Iran’s water management issues; investigating renewable energy sources; increasing Iran’s resilience to natural disasters, and increasing air quality. 

Beyond continuing these new research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship between IIASA and Iran’s scholarly community. Opportunities for additional collaborations include developing bespoke Iranian versions o n IIASA’s global models, conducting international assessments in areas of Iranian strategic interest, partnering with Iranian institutions to win international research grants, and contributing to Iranian science diplomacy.

Additionally, capacity building through greater scientific exchange via researching at or visiting IIASA, or taking part in IIASA’s programs for young scientists, will also be a priority for the partnership. This IIASA Info Sheet provides a summary of this emerging relationship since 2008.

Opportunities for Iranian Researchers and Iranian Nationals at IIASA

Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)

The YSSP at IIASA offers fellowships for PhD students to undertake a summer project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.  Applications for 2018 are now closed.                                  

Postdoctoral Opportunities

The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.                                                                             

Employment   Opportunities

Currently IIASA employs approximately 170 scientific staff and 100 support staff. Preference for job applications is given to qualified applicants who are nationals of IIASA member countries. 

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Last edited: 16 January 2018


Iran National Science Foundation (INSF)

Nosratollah Zargham

President, Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) and Professor, Tehran University

Iran National Science Foundation (INSF)

Mohsen Ghafory-Ashtiany

Professor: International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) Associate Member: Academy of Science of Iran President: Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association (IEEA) Risk Management Adviser to the Minister of Energy

Infosheet on IIASA activities with Iran (PDF)

Slide Pack on IIASA Activities with Iran (PDF)

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