IIASA-Israel Program

The IIASA-Israel Program offers opportunities for postdoc and mid-career researchers to develop their skills and expertise in systems analysis, and international and interdisciplinary research at IIASA.

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Researchers wishing to develop skills and expertise in systems analysis, and international and interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for the positions below.

Positions are available for early and mid-career researchers along with senior researchers; and are made possible through Israel becoming a member of IIASA in December 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on energy policy, air quality, demography, water, emergency and resilience, and science policy.


Selection will be made based on:

  1. The applicant’s academic credentials and background; applicants need to be a member of or affiliated to an academic or research institution in Israel.
  2. The applicant's interest and ability to impact public policy in Israel and globally.
  3. Synergies between the applicant’s current research and IIASA’s research agenda (see IIASA Research Plan 2016-2020). 
  4. The applicant’s potential to facilitate and forge long-term collaborations between the Israeli academic sector and IIASA.

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers at IIASA

APPLY NOW! Registrations for the 2020 program are being accepted from 13 January 2020 - 13 April 2020! 

This fellowship provides the opportunity for one postdoctoral research fellow to come to IIASA for up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.

Application process

Candidates are required to develop and submit a research proposal. To find the program suitable for your research, interested applicants should view our research page

Communication with the relevant program representatives is strongly encouraged at the earliest possible stage, and before submitting an application. This is vital to discuss research ideas and their relevance to IIASA and to ensure realistic research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant.

General questions should be directed to 

For specific questions regarding your proposal please contact the relevant program representatives.  


Important dates: 

  • Applications will open on 13 January 2020
  • Applications close on 13 April 2020
  • Results will be announced mid June 2020
  • Selected candidates are expected to commence their fellowship in between September and December 2020

Opportunities for Mid-Career Researchers at IIASA

APPLY NOW! Registrations for the 2020 program are being accepted from 13 January 2020 - 13 April 2020! 

Professorial Joint Appointment

Funds the opportunity for one researcher, ranked Professor or Full Professor, to come to IIASA for up to three months to further his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers. The period at IIASA can be split into multiple visits with funding for up to three roundtrips between Austria and Vienna.

Associate Professorial Joint Appointment

Funds the opportunity for one researcher, ranked Assistant or Associate Professor, to come to IIASA for up to three months to further his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers. The period at IIASA can be split into multiple visits with funding for up to three roundtrips between Austria and Vienna.

Visiting Scholar

Funds the living expenses of one researcher to spend a sabbatical at IIASA, to develop his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers.

Application process

Candidates are required to submit their curriculum vitae and fill out the application form below detailing the research that they propose to carry out at IIASA and its potential of the research to address Israeli and universal challenges.  

To find the program suitable for your research please view our research page. Full funding is available for one applicant in each mid-career category, but IIASA welcomes additional scholars with outside funding.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Selection will be made based on:

  • The applicant’s academic credentials and background; applicants must be a member of or affiliated to an academic or research institution in Israel.
  • The applicant's interest and ability to impact public policy in Israel and globally.
  • Applicants must demonstrate synergies between their research and a IIASA program and the priority topics of the Israeli-IIASA roadmap, namely: Energy, air quality, water, systems analysis, and science to policy research
  • The applicant’s potential to facilitate and forge long-term collaborations between the Israeli academic sector and IIASA.
  • Applicants that have been selected in previous years as a Visiting Scholar, may also reapply for the Professorial Joint Appointment and the Associate Professorial Joint Appointment.

Additional Guidelines for Selection provided by the Israeli NMO

The applicant must be a member of/affiliated to an academic or research institution or a professor emeritus who continues working on research in an academic or research institution in Israel (hereinafter called the “Affiliated Institution”);

In Israel, the "Affiliated Institution" must be one of the following:

A) Accredited institution of higher learning in Israel, according to the Council for Higher Education Law, 1958

B) Research Institute recognized as such by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

C) Research Institute which is a nonprofit organization

D) Research Institute which is a government company or a governmental unit

 A "Research Institute" is a research institute whose significant portion of activity is the advancement of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, possessing appropriate infrastructure and equipment, and employing researchers who, inter alia, publish articles related to their research in leading scientific journals in the world, and who present their research at international symposia.



For further information and to submit your application please contact Ms. Aleksandra Cofala, from IIASA's Capacity Building and Training Team (). 



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Last edited: 21 January 2020

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