Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) in South Africa, 2014-2015 


Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) in South Africa, 2014-2015 , and applications are submitted till 3rd August, 2014. University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. SA-YSSP participants spend 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The second SA-YSSP will take place from 2 November 2014 to 31 January 2015. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | South Africa

Level: Research (Program is available for carrying out collaborative research projects at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Field(s): The projects relate both to their doctoral studies and to IIASA research that uses systems analysis methods to address major societal problems. SA-YSSP 2014-15 research themes: Risk and Governance, Energy and Climate Systems, Ecosystems and Water and Population, Health and Aging.


Deadline: 3rd August, 2014.

Funded By: The SA-YSSP is organized jointly by the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Science and Technology, the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa and IIASA.

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program is targeted for Applicants from South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe or IIASA member countries: 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: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship Duration: SA-YSSP participants spend 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The second SA-YSSP will take place from 2 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.

Scholarship covers: SA-YSSP participants have access to state-of-the-art library and computing facilities at the University of the Free State.
-Participants receive accommodation and meals for the duration of the SA-YSSP programme, inclusive of an honorarium to cover other living costs. Participants from South Africa and from countries of the Southern African Development Community additionally receive coverage for their travel expenses.
-Some IIASA National Member Organizations (NMOs) will provide travel funds, and candidates will be apprised of those opportunities by IIASA.
-Participants will also benefit from the following opportunities:
-Collaborate with IIASA and South African scientists on a project relevant to the participant’s research
-Contribute to collaborative research by senior advisors
-Broaden their research into interdisciplinary and trans-boundary research relevant to national, regional, and global needs
-Publish their research in collaboration with IIASA and South African scientists
-Gain exposure to international research through interaction with national and international experts taking part in program supervision and the seminar series
-Build international, interdisciplinary collaborations with program advisors and other program participants.


Description

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP), now in its third year, is a three-month program for talented young researchers to work with scientists from South Africa and IIASA.

The SA-YSSP is organized jointly by the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Science and Technology, the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and IIASA.

The program was inspired by the success of IIASA’s YSSP, which since 1977 has enabled more than 1,720 young scientists to work together with IIASA researchers on problems of global significance.

Eligibility

To be eligible forSouthern African Young Scientists Summer Program, applicants should meet the following criteria:

‣ Current registration for a doctoral program.

‣ Ability to work independently and to interact with other scientists.

‣ Fluency in English and ability to communicate in a scientific environment.


‣ Willingness to participate in a range of interdisciplinary scientific activities.


‣ Commitment to completing the SA-YSSP research by submitting a resultant manuscript to an international scientific journal.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply by post.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 3rd August, 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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