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:
Austria
China
Egypt
Finland
Germany
India
Japan
Republic of Korea
Netherlands
Norway
Pakistan
Russian Federation
South Africa
Sweden
Ukraine
USA

Observer
Poland

Eligibility
* 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;

Application
Process:
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.

Costs
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.

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

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