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.
The Postdoc candidates are kindly asked to contact the AFI well in advance to discuss the topic, contents and research plan for the proposal."
Upcoming application deadlines:
2016: 1 April, 1 October
2017: 1 April, 1 October
Research Scholar Exploratory and Special Projects
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IIASA Postdoctoral Research Scholar Risk and Resilience
Capacity Building and Academic Training
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Guidance for applicants
A vast and rapid transformation of the Arctic and surrounding areas is taking place. Climate, environmental, and socioeconomic drivers may interact and amplify, making decision making in a rapidly changing Arctic difficult and uncertain.
Changes may increase existing pressures in the
The objective of the IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) is a holistic assessment of the Arctic, involving stakeholders in dialogue already from the planning stage, through implementation to final aims.
The mission of AFI is to obtain
Ideally, the AFI-related YSSP and
Some examples for topics to AFI-related proposals:
- Economic development of Arctic sectors and regions in relation to global economic and energy resource developments, climate change
- Scenarios for economic and resources development of the sectors and regions in the Arctic
- Cost-effective multiple-policy objective emissions reduction for the benefit of the Arctic in relation to technical and societal developments
- Pan-Arctic fisheries and stakeholders
- Energy resources: availability and exploitation, integrated assessment modeling
- Challenges of Arctic governance, models for stewardship and regulatory framework
- Values, cultures, beliefs and behavior of actors: governments, institutions, businesses, media, citizens.
- Human populations in the Arctic as an agent of change, a special emphasis on wellbeing of Indigenous peoples.
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Eikeset AM, Richter AP, Dankel DJ, Dunlop ES, Heino M, & Dieckmann U (2012). A bio-economic analysis of harvest control rules for the Northeast Arctic cod fishery. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-12-037
Kiesewetter G (2011). Assessing Transport of PM Pollution from Europe to the Arctic. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-11-007
Shvidenko A, Klimont Z, Kupiainen K, Rao S, & Schepaschenko D (2011). The effects of climate change and abatement policies on the value of natural resources in Northern Europe and in the Arctic Sea area. Prime MInister's Office
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