Deadline: January 12, 2023
IIASA offers a summer program for PhD students to undertake a scientific project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.
Annually, from 1 June to 31 August, IIASA hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer (however, you may apply several times) and you will need to be present at the institute (i.e no fieldwork or working remotely) for the full duration of the programme.
- NMO Fellowships: Most of the institute’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. Note: only limited slots are available so there is a chance that selected candidates will not get funding from an NMO due to high demand).
- The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually, it is € 1500 per month plus airfare. If you are not a citizen of or resident in an NMO country you must find alternative funds (either from your home institution or other sources) to finance participation.
- Special Fellowships: Applicants not eligible for an NMO scholarship must find alternative funds from their home institution or other sources to finance their participation. IIASA has limited funds for exceptional applicants from non-NMO countries. These are awarded as part of the selection procedure.
- The programme is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IISA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work.
- Participants will be working under the direct mentorship of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as the first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the institute’s worldwide network.
- Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of National Member Organizations (NMO) countries.
The following steps will guide you through the application process:
- Step 1: Create a new application
This option allows you to start a new application. Until the application deadline, you can create a new application, edit an existing application and submit the completed application to the programme.
- Step 2: Fill in your application
The application requires filling in a number of boxes that ask you to provide data about your research interests, CV, motivation for applying to the programme, and names of two references.
- Step 3: Submit your application
When you submit your application you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be changed.