11 January 2020.



(Partially Funded)


Young Scientists Summer Program.

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with the institute’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic, and social change.

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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 IIASA’s worldwide network.

Opportunity Focus Areas:


Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 3 months in summer.

  • The program runs from 1 June until 31 August.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD). 
  • Working on a field compatible with ongoing research at IIASA.
  • With a wish to explore the policy implications of your work.
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries.
  • Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The awards are given annually for outstanding work by participants in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program. They provide financial support for the winners to return to IIASA for an additional three months of research.
  • Most of IIASA’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. The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually it is EUR 1310 per month plus airfare.
  • 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.
  • IIASA will finance up to 3 candidates from developing countries which are not members of IIASA (IIASA’s annual fund; Petr Aven Fellowship for exceptional scientists from Russia).

How to Apply

First Step: Download and complete the scholarship application form from here.

Second Step: Submit the required documents:

  • Upload your CV (max. 3 pages) with your educational background.
  • Upload your list of publications along with references.
  • Chose 1-2 IIASA Programs.
  • Proposed research plan during your intended work at IIASA should be relevant to the research agenda(s) of your selected programs. (max. 2500 characters each) to describe in detail how your research.
  • References (two letters are required): send an automated email request for recommendation to the email addresses provided.

– If there is additional is interest in one of our flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form 
– We strongly encourage contacting the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Razan Sameh/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Morsy/ Egypt
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