YSSP Fund - supporting visionary young scientists

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) is central to the IIASA mission. It cultivates individual expertise, fosters cooperation and builds global networks. Over 1800 young researchers from more than 50 countries have participated in the program since its beginnings in 1977. Many of them received financial support from the YSSP Fund, which relies on donations from the IIASA community.

2016 YSSP fellows with the former President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer (center)

In a world of many divides, the YSSP creates a common platform for young talented scientists, who get the opportunity to work together to solve problems of global importance, above regional and political disputes. With your support, we will be able to invite more outstanding applicants, often from developing countries to join this dialogue and lead the change in their local communities, equipped with robust research tools and new problem-solving skills.

YSSP Fund 2011 - 2019

Since 2011, generous donations to the YSSP Fund enabled 30 young researchers to participate in the YSSP. Learn more about their research and achievements.

How will your donation be used?
€5,500 will fund one full YSSP fellowship, which may be named after the funder
€1,500 will cover the accommodation costs of one fellow
€1,000 will defray one fellow’s transport costs to IIASA
€500 will cover the meals of one fellow
€150 will buy three monthly tickets for public transport in Vienna

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Last edited: 12 July 2019


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