2014 IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Applicants in Austria


2014 IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Applicants in Austria, and applications are submitted till 30th June 2014. The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) annually awards four fully funded postdoctoral scholarships. Candidates are required to develop and submit a research proposal that interfaces their own research interests with the research agenda of one of the various activities pursued at IIASA. The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than five years at the application deadline. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Austria

Level: Postdoctoral Research Program

Field(s): Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda.


Deadline:  Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Review of all incoming applications will take place twice a year; upcoming deadline is 30th June 2014.

Funded By: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014 IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships are targeted for International applicants- Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and USA.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Every year 4 postdoctoral scholarships are available.

Scholarship Duration: The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months.

Scholarship covers: Accepted candidates are offered:
-An allowance for relocation expenses to and from Laxenburg
-Limited support for monthly business travel
-A scholarship that is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. It is exempt from taxation in Austria, but subject to the principle of income aggregation.
-All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.


Description

IIASA provides full funding for 2014 IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships each year.

Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda.

The goals of the IIASA Postdoctoral Program are: To encourage and promote the development of young researchers and offer them the opportunity to further their careers by gaining hands-on professional research experience in a highly international scientific environment; and To enrich IIASA’s intellectual environment and help achieve research program goals.

Eligibility

Candidates wishing to take part in the 2014 IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships programme must meet the following requirements: 

‣ Candidates should have a PhD at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English.

‣ The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months.

‣ Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than five years at the application deadline.

‣ The degree may or may not have been officially awarded at the time of submitting an application; a letter from the individual’s university asserting that he or she has completed all of the requirements for the degree is satisfactory for establishing eligibility for the position.

Selection Criteria:

‣ The quality of the proposed research.


‣ The relevance for ongoing or planned research activities at IIASA.

‣ Proposals relevant to two or more IIASA programs are possible and encouraged.

‣ Candidates’ academic merit and potential for successful research (graduate record, publication record and letters of recommendation).

‣ A demonstrated ability to think and work independently and in a team.

‣ Candidates’ depth of experience with interdisciplinary research.


‣ The degree to which a candidate would contribute to the long-term balance of postdoctoral positions in terms of programs, gender, and country of origin.

Notification: Not Known

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply online.

‣ Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Review of all incoming applications will take place twice a year; upcoming deadline is 30th June 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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