Young Scientists Summer Program in Austria 2015

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA's National Member Organizations.

Registration Open for the YSSP 2015

Program Areas

    Advanced Systems Analysis


    Evolution and Ecology 

    Ecosystem Services and Management

    Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

    World Population

    Risk Policy and Vulnerability

    Transitions to New Technologies


Flagship Projects

    Arctic Futures Initiative

    Tropical Futures Initiative

    Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space

(Contacting the various Program representatives is strongly encouraged)

What to expect from the program

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) provides a unique opportunity to:

    advance your research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist

    broaden your research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment;

    build contacts with IIASA’s worldwide network and collaborate with the institute during your future career 

Who should apply?

    you are an advanced graduate student (about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD)

    your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA

    your would like 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.

How to apply?

Registration for the 2015 program has opened on  October 1, 2014. Closing date is January 12, 2015. Only complete applications received before 24.00 (CET) on January 12, 2015 will be considered.Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 10, 2015.

Until this day, 1772 YSSPers from 85 countries have participated in the program.


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