Young Scientists Summer Program

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA's National Member Organizations.

Upcoming: YSSP 2015
1 June - 31 August 2015, in Laxenburg, Austria


Program areas 

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

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS:

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

(Contacting the various Program representatives is strongly encouraged)

What to expect from the program

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) provides a unique opportunity to:

  • advance your research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist
  • broaden your research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment;
  • build contacts with IIASA’s worldwide network and collaborate with the institute during your future career  

Who should apply?

  • you are an advanced graduate student ( about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD)
  • your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA
  • your would like to explore the policy implications of your work
  • applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries.

How to apply?

Registration for the 2014 program has closed. Registration for the 2015 program will open on  October 1, 2014. Closing date is January 12, 2015. Only complete applications received before 24.00 (CET) on January 12, 2015 will be considered.Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 10, 2015.


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Last edited: 22 July 2014

CONTACT DETAILS

Tanja Huber

YSSP & Postdoc Coordinator Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 344

CONTACT DETAILS

Aleksandra Cofala

YSSP & Postdoc Assistant Young Scientists Summer Program

Annual Fund Assistant Office Of Sponsored Research

T +43(0) 2236 807 436

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