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Young Scientists Summer Program for International Applicants in Austria, 2016

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IIASA offers young scientists summer program to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Each year the YSSP Committee selects about 50-55 students. Applicants from all countries are welcome. Although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO). Application deadline is January 11, 2016.

Study Subject (s): To talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA's ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. Following areas of programme will be considered: Advanced Systems Analysis, Energy, Evolution and Ecology, Ecosystem Services and Management, Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases, World Population, Risk Policy and Vulnerability, Transitions to New Technologies, Water.
Course Level: These scholarships are available for pursuing research program.
Scholarship Provider: IIASA's National Member Organizations
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Program candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • you should have research experience corresponding to a level typical of a researcher about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD or equivalent degree.
  • a summer research proposal that clearly fits the interdisciplinary research agenda of a selected IIASA program; before starting your application we recommend to get in touch with representatives of the program(s) of your choice.
  • ability to work independently as well as to interact with other scientists;
  • fluency in English and the ability to communicate in a scientific environment; and
  • applicants from all countries are welcome. However, IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a National Member Organization (NMO)
  • applicants must commit to staying for the entire program. Up to five days of leave may be approved by supervisors for participation in conferences and/or for personal reasons.
  • candidates already holding a PhD degree by application deadline are asked to consider applying to IIASA's postdoc program.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants from all countries are welcome.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Number of award(s): Each year the YSSP Committee selects about 50-55 students.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for 3 months.

What does it cover? Most of IIASA's National Member Organizations (NMOs) provide special grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP. The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is EUR 1310 per month plus airfare. If you are not citizen of or resident in an NMO country you must find alternative funds (either from your home institution or other sources) to finance participation. IIASA will finance up to 3 candidates from developing countries which are not members of IIASA (IIASA's annual fund; Petr Aven Fellowship for exceptional scientists from Russia).
Participation costs
IIASA does not charge a tuition fee. In general, participants are expected to cover all expenses associated with their stay (3 months rent; meals; local transportation; expenses for any accompanying dependents; and health insurance) from their NMO grant or their other funding source.
Based on our experience students usually require a total sum of around €5,000 – €5,500 on average to cover all the living and travel expenses related to their YSSP participation over the whole summer.

Selection Criteria: The quality of the proposed research plan, including its relevance to

  • (i) the research agenda of the program selected by the applicant,
  • (ii) the research objectives of the candidate and
  • (iii) the corresponding background and skills of the applicant;
  • 2 letters of recommendation.

Notification: Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 11, 2016.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The following steps will guide you through the process:
Step 1: Create a new application
Step 2: Preparing your application
Step 3: Submit your application

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 11, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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