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Young Scientists Summer Fellowships

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Graduate Students (PhD)

Every summer from 1 June to 31 August, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) hosts up to 50 doctoral students in Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Engineering, Management and Policy from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP).

Each YSSP participant works on a topic related to his or her PhD thesis and to IIASA's own research agenda, the goal being to write a publishable paper. All YSSP participants are personally mentored by IIASA senior scientists.

Successful applicants from countries with an IIASA National Member Organization (NMO) are eligible for funding, and some fellowships are also available for students from non-NMO countries.

What is IIASA?

IIASA is an international institute engaged in scientific research that aims to provide support for policymakers on issues of importance in the following global problem areas:

* Energy and Climate Change

* Food and Water

* Poverty and Equity

IIASA's research comes under the following programs:

* Energy

* Transitions to New Technologies

* Advanced Systems Analysis

* Ecosystem Services and Management

* Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

* Evolution and Ecology

* World Population

* Risk Policy and Vulnerability

* Water


* You are an advanced graduate student;

* Your field of study is compatible with research at IIASA;

* Your research and career would benefit from working alongside 50 or so young scientists as well as senior scientists from around the world;

* You would like to explore the policy implications of your work.


An on-line application form, due by mid-January, along with more information, is at

General Questions:
study abroad programaccepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Lead)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Atmospheric Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Natural Resources
Transportation Systems

Agricultural Ecology
Data Analysis
Ecosystem Science
Global Change

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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