For PhD students interested in working on a scientific project connected to the IIASA research agenda, IIASA provides a summer programme.
Up to 50 doctorate students from throughout the world are hosted by IIASA each year during its Young Scientists Summer Programme from 1 June to 31 August (YSSP). You can only participate in the YSSP for one summer (although you may apply more than once), and you must be on-site for the entire duration of the program—no fieldwork or working remotely.
- 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 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 €1,500 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.
- 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 Ph.D. students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their Ph.D.) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA 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.