IIASA Summer Fellowship Opportunity for PhD Students! Deadline 13 January!

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Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with IIASA’s senior scientists on projects related both to their thesis research and one or more IIASA research programs. 
 
The application deadline is January 13, and we want to spread the word about this great opportunity as widely as possible.  Please help by forwarding the announcement to as many appropriate graduate students, graduate department secretaries, university careers offices, and listservs as possible.   
 
  
The question most frequently asked concerns funding.  For students selected to participate, funding is available for travel and living support, principally from IIASA’s twenty-one National Member Organizations (NMOs), who fund primarily students from NMO countries.  However, applicants from all nations are eligible to apply, and some unrestricted fellowships  are available. 
 
The flyer below describes the program, and contains links to details related to applications, eligibility, and funding.
 
IIASA is an international, nongovernmental research institution located just outside Vienna, Austria, supported by its twenty-one National Member Organizations.  IIASA is known for its interdisciplinary research, combining natural and social sciences with integrated assessment techniques and advanced mathematical methodologies, with a goal of providing policy insight on issues of regional and global importance in the following fields:  
 
GLOBAL PROBLEM AREAS
·       Energy and Climate Change
·       Food and Water
·       Poverty and Equity   
 
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
 
Please help by forwarding this announcement to as many appropriate graduate students, graduate department secretaries, university careers offices, and listservs as possible. 
 

 

 
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Young Scientists Summer Program 2014

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), offers advanced graduate students from around the world the opportunity to spend a summer working with distinguished scientists on projects related to their own doctoral research in the natural and social sciences.

Applications are now open for the 2014 program.

The YSSP is a three-month program held in a beautiful Palace in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria from June through August. It is designed to help participants forge lasting professional contacts as well as gain entry to IIASA’s influential global network of scientific researchers.
 
During the summer months, young scientists research and produce a paper with a policy-related theme that will be considered for publication. They are also encouraged to attend seminars and workshops to broaden their perspectives and strengthen their analytical and presentation skills.

The program is open to advanced PhD students from all over the world.
 
Funding is available for successful applicants who are citizens or residents of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO). In addition, a limited number of applicants from non-NMO countries are accepted each year, with funding provided in exceptional cases. Applicants’ academic interests should coincide with current IIASA research and methodologies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“I benefited a lot from the YSSP and was always amazed of the richness of knowledge and expertise and no wonder that IIASA, in particular the Forestry Program, is one of the world class research centres. I came back to Edinburgh with new tools and expertise that will help me to work on PhD research with ease.”

Stephy Makungwa
YSSP 2010
 
“I will never forget this summer for many reasons. I have definitely matured as a scientist through the interaction with my supervisors and the rest of the YSSPers, and also with other IIASA staff. The feedback received about my research, as well as the numbers of scientific activities throughout the summer have helped me enormously.”
Participant
YSSP 2013
 
“The program provides a very unique working atmosphere to learn the latest skills and techniques for answering research complex questions/issues of global concern. I would certainly encourage my colleagues and friends to apply for the YSSP and join a new genre of young scientists with global vision.”
Participant
YSSP 2013
 

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