Young Scientists Summer Program, Austria

Deadline: 17 January 2011 (24:00 CET)
Open to: young researchers (global environmental, economic and social change)
Costs:there is no fee. Check if your country is eligible to a grant to cover travel and accommodation

IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers. It is a three-month research program for advanced students who are ideally approximately two years away from receiving a PhD or equivalent, and whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.

The program offers a wide range of scientific events, including both social and natural sciences, and often with important policy dimensions.

The YSSP provides a unique opportunity for participants to:
* advance their research and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s ongoing scientific agenda
* broaden their research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment
* build contacts with IIASA’s worldwide network of collaborators and with other YSSP fellows

Member countries:
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
South Africa


* research experience corresponding to a level typical of a researcher about two years prior to receiving a PhD or equivalent degree;
* a summer research proposal that clearly fits (i) the research agenda of a selected IIASA program, (ii) the research objectives of the candidate and (iii) the corresponding background and skills of the applicant;
* ability to work independently as well as to interact with other scientists;
* fluency in English and the ability to communicate in a scientific environment;

1st: Create new application, receive your application ID number
2nd: Prepare your application
3rd: Submit your application

Applications cannot be considered until your reference letters have been received. The reference letters must be received by January 31, 2011.

IIASA does not charge a tuition fee.

Most of IIASA’s National Member Organizations (NMO) provide special grants to enable young scientists (either their own nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate in the YSSP.

Sheila Poor
YSSP Coordinator
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria

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  1. Hey, I did one this last summer. I boeokd with STA Travel (its for students, I don’t know how old you are). But if your 18-35 I would say go with Contiki or Topdeck. They all start out in london, and then go to a lot of places depending on what you book. I did a four week one, went to 14 countries, had a great time. I think the longest ones they do are only 45 days though. The groups are normally made up of Aussies and Kiwis and a few Americans, but its a good way to go. Have fun!

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