Postdoctoral Research at IIASA

Every year IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects in an interdisciplinary way. Postdoctoral positions, up to 2 years duration, should best be started between October and January.

Review and selection take place twice a year. Upcoming application deadlines:            
            2015: 1 April
            2016: 1 April


  • Energy
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services and Management
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
  • World Population
  • Risk Policy and Vulnerability
  • Water

IIASA Futures Initiatives

  • Arctic Futures Initiative
  • Tropical Futures Initiative
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space
  • Global Water Futures and Solutions

Applying for all our postdoctoral fellowships is done through the IIASA online postdoctoral application form, although the topical focus and eligibility varies. In addition to the IIASA funded fellowships, there are other IIASA dedicated postdoctoral fellowships where applications are made directly to the funders. Their descriptions can be found below.

Who can apply

Candidates should have their PhD at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English. The typical period for IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than 5 years at the application deadline. 

IIASA Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships
(Applications are made to IIASA)

IIASA Post Doc Fellowship

Peter E. DeJánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship 
-for application of systems analysis to policy and management issues

Luis Donaldo Colosio Postdoctoral Fellowship 
-for Mexican applicants

Other Postdoctoral Opportunities at IIASA
(Applications are made directly to funder)

Kempe Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 
-for scholars from Northern Sweden

Academy of Finland Mobility Postdoctoral Fellowship 
-for Finnish nationals and permanent residents

Science without Borders Postdoctoral Fellowship 
-for Brazilian applicants

From time to time, additional postdoctoral scholarships become available through external grants awarded to IIASA's research programs; such opportunities will be advertised separately under the IIASA job openings, if and when they arise.

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Last edited: 26 March 2015


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