IIASA provides full funding for 4 postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA's research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA's agenda. The application process for a post-doctoral scholarship at IIASA is outlined below:
The goals of the IIASA Postdoctoral Program are:
As well as the special prestige attached to a postdoctoral award at IIASA, recipients enjoy a substantial number of professional benefits as well as a competitive remuneration package.
Communication with relevant program representatives is strongly encouraged at the earliest possible stage, and before submitting an application. 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. An introductory e-mail is preferred as a means of first contact.
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. Please note that only after reviewing your outlined draft proposal can the programs properly judge whether the research proposal fits their expertise and comment on the formulated question/problem. In order to find the suitable program please view our web site as well as the research agenda of the relevant program of your choice.
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.
The selection committee is composed of IIASA scientists. Additional input may be sought from external reviewers familiar with the candidate's research topics. The committee will also request a letter of recommendation from the respective IIASA Program Leader indicating the interest and willingness of the program to host the scholar. Based on the recommendation of the selection committee, IIASA’s Director makes the final decision on the recipients of the postdoctoral awards.
Successful candidates will receive a letter of acceptance and a contract offer. They can begin their research at IIASA at any time after notification, but no later than 6 months after receiving the contract offer.
All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.
Applications are accepted all year round. Upcoming deadlines are 1 December 2013 and 30 June 2014.
Last edited: 07 January 2014
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