IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program 2008

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Summer Fellowship in Austria for Graduate Students in Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Policy, and Engineering


Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with IIASA's senior scientists on projects within the Institute's three theme areas: Energy and Technology, Natural Resources and Environment, and Population and Society. Funding is available to cover travel to IIASA and a modest living allowance for students selected to participate.

IIASA is an international institution, supported by the US and 18 other governments, that engages in scientific research aimed at providing policy insight on issues of regional and global importance.

IIASA's suite of programs and initiatives in 2008 will include the following:

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  • Energy
  • New Technologies
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Integrated Modeling Environment


Natural Resources and Environment:

  • Land Use and Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Atmospheric Pollution & Economic Development
  • Greenhouse Gas Initiative


Population and Society

  • World Population
  • Risk and Vulnerability
  • International Negotiation
  • Population and Climate Change
  • Health and Global Change Initiative.


Detailed information about each program is available on the IIASA Website:  http://www.iiasa.ac.at/

You should consider applying for YSSP 2008 if:

  • You are an advanced graduate student
  • Your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA
  • Your research and career would profit from interactions with scientists from all over the world
  • You would like to investigate the policy implications of your work.


Application Submission Deadline: January 15, 2008
YSSP 2008 Program Dates: June 2-August 29, 2008


Application Procedure: Each applicant must submit the online application form, including two references and descriptions of research interests.  The form, and more information, can be found at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/yssp/register/

General Questions:       
Tanja Huber
YSSP Coordinator   
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US contact:        
Margaret Goud Collins
Program Director for the US Committee for IIASA, National Academy of Sciences       
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