IIASA Summer Fellowship Opportunities

Every summer from 1 June to 31 August, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). YSSP Fellows work on a project related to their own doctoral research, in close cooperation with senior researchers from IIASA. 

What is IIASA and what are its research areas?

IIASA is an international institute located in a Habsburg-era Schloss just outside Vienna, engaged in scientific research that aims to provide support for decision makers through models and analysis in 6 Research Programs:

  • Advancing Systems Analysis
  • Economic Frontiers
  • Biodiversity & Natural Resources
  • Energy, Climate and Environment
  • Population and Just Societies
  • Strategic Initiatives 

Who Should Apply?

You should apply if:

  • You are an advanced graduate student, ideally 1-2 years from degree.
  • Your field of study complements research at IIASA (see Research Programs and Projects at the IIASA Website).
  • You are interested in interdisciplinary research.
  • You would like to apply your research to global challenges facing society.
  • Your research and career would benefit from working alongside 50 young scientists, as well as senior researchers, from around the world.

How are YSSP Fellows Funded?

Successful applicants from countries with an IIASA National Member Organization (NMO) are eligible for funding from their NMOs.

How do I apply? Details on the program, and application instructions, can be found at the IIASA YSSP Homepage

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