Young Scientists Summer Program 2020

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) 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 supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as 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 can choose to work with up to two programs. If there is additional is interest in one of the flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form (under "please justify your choice of programs here"). It is strongly encouraged to contact the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of National Member Organizations (NMO) countries.

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 field work or working remotely) for the full duration of the program.

Participation costs
IIASA does not charge a tuition fee. In general, participants are expected to cover all expenses associated with their stay (3 months rent, meals, local transportation, expenses for any accompanying dependents, and health insurance) from their NMO grant or their other funding source. Students usually require a total sum of around €5,000 - €5,500 on average to cover all the living and travel expenses related to their YSSP participation over the whole summer.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryAustria
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Begin date01.06.2020
End date31.08.2020
Registration deadline11.01.2020
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeVienna
Tagssummer school
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