Every year 4 postdoctoral scholarships are available for research on topics related to the IIASA research agenda

The next deadline for applications will be 30 June 2014

Research Proposal and First Contact

In order to find the program suitable for your research please view our research page.

Candidates are required to develop and submit a research proposal that interfaces their own research interests with the research agenda of one of the various activities pursued at IIASA. 

Once a proposal has been formulated we encourage communication with the relevant program representatives. We suggest to open the application form, frame the proposed research according to the questions there, and then send an introductory e-mail with this information to the relevant program representative(s). This level of personal interaction is vital not only to discuss research ideas and ascertain their relevance to IIASA’s scientific agenda but it also allows much more realistic formulation of research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant.

Application Procedure

1) Form
To start the application please click on the following link.

2) Upload Material
An automatically generated email will be sent to you, specifying a personalized application upload link, with which you will able to submit all your application information.

3) Submission
You may submit the form once everything has been filled out and uploaded
(including reference letters and CV).

Reference Letters

Two letters of reference should be provided.


The awards, which are of up to 2 years' duration, are the result of a competitive process and carry special recognition both within and outside the Institute.


  • Quality of the research
  • Novelty of the research
  • Candidate's merits
  • Cross-cutting potential

Accepted candidates are offered

  • an allowance for relocation expenses to and from Laxenburg
  • limited support for monthly business travel
  • a scholarship that is internationally competitive. It is exempt from taxation in Austria, but subject to the principle of income aggregation.

All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.

If you don’t yet hold a PhD, please consider applying to our Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) instead.

All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.

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Last edited: 07 April 2014


Tanja Huber

YSSP & Postdoc Coordinator Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 344

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313