Young Scientists Summer Program for International Applicants in Austria, and Registrations for the 2018 program are being accepted from 3 October 2017 - 11 January 2018. 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). Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | Austria
scholarships are available for pursuing research program.
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.
Deadline: Registrations for the 2018 program are being accepted from 3 October 2017 - 11 January 2018.
National Member Organizations
Scientists Summer Program is targeted for applicants from all
countries are welcome.
‣ Award No: Each year the YSSP Committee selects about 50-55 students.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Scholarships are offered for 3 months.
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
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.
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.
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
‣ 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.
Selection Criteria for Young Scientists Summer Program
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.
‣ Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 11, 2018
‣ 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
‣ Scholarship Application Due Date: Registrations for the 2018 program are being accepted from 3 October 2017 - 11 January 2018.
‣ 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.