IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Applicants in Austria, 2016-17


IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Applicants in Austria and applications are submitted till   1 October ( 2016) &  1 April, 1 October (  2017 ) Every year IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects in an interdisciplinary way. Postdoctoral positions, up to 2 years duration, should best be started between October and January. Candidates should have their 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 for 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 5 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:  1 October ( 2016) &  1 April, 1 October (  2017 ) .

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

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships are targeted for International applicants can apply for these scholarships.  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 5 years at the application deadline.  : 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:  several postdoctoral Research 

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 4 postdoctoral researchers 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 Scholarships 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

Have what it takes to avail IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships ?

‣ 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

‣ Applying for all our postdoctoral fellowships is done through the IIASA online postdoctoral application form, although the topical focus and eligibility varies. In addition to the IIASA funded fellowships, there are other IIASA dedicated postdoctoral fellowships where applications are made directly to the funders. Their descriptions can be found below.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date:  1 October ( 2016) &  1 April, 1 October (  2017 ) .

‣ 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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