Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE YSSP 2019 ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW – APPLY ONLINE.
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 National Member Organizations.
- Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
- Advanced Systems Analysis
- Ecosystem Services and Management
- Evolution and Ecology
- Risk and Resilience
- Transitions to New Technologies
- World Population
- Arctic Futures Initiative
- Tropical Futures Initiative
- Water Futures and Solutions Initiative
- Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space
- Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (ISWEL)
How to apply?
Candidates apply via the online application form (find the ‘APPLY NOW’ banner on the right side during the application period). Applicants can chose 1-2 programs. If there is additional is interest in one of our flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form (under “please justify your choice of programs here”). We strongly encourage contacting the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.
Registrations for the 2019 program are being accepted from 1 Oct 2018 – 11 Jan 2019.
Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries. ATTENTION: Brazilian candidates must apply on the CAPES website in order to qualify for CAPES funding.
Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer (however, you may apply several times).
Who should apply?
The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a field compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within IIASA’s worldwide network.