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.





Annually from 1 June - 31 August  in Laxenburg, Austria


PROGRAM AREAS

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

Who should apply?

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a field compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA's worldwide network.

How to apply?

Candidates apply via the online application form (find the 'APPLY NOW' banner on the right side during the application period). Applicants can chose 1-2 programs. If there is additional is interest in one of our flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form (under "please justify your choice of programs here"). We strongly encourage contacting the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.

Registrations for the 2019 program are being accepted from 1 Oct 2018 - 11 Jan 2019.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries. Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer (however, you may apply several times).



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CONTACT DETAILS

Tanja Huber

YSSP Coordinator & Team Leader

Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 344

CONTACT DETAILS

Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant

Young Scientists Summer Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 436

YSSP Success Stories & Testimonials

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NEWS

2017 YSSPer Nemi Vora

20 April 2018

2012 YSSPer Ali Kharrazi

05 April 2018

2016 YSSPer Mingshu Wang

29 March 2018

2016 YSSPer Lu Liu

14 March 2018

YSSP 2017 scholarship winners announced

13 February 2018

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