IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) 2020


Application Deadline: January 11th 2019

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.

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 National Member Organizations.




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.

Applicants can choose to work with up
to two programs. If there is additional is interest in one of our
flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the
application form (under “please justify your choice of programs here”).
We strongly encourage contacting 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 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.


Most of IIASA’s National Member Organizations
(NMOs) provide grants to enable young scientists (either their own
nationals or foreign students studying in their country) to participate
in the YSSP. All successfully selected applicants will receive
notification about funding shortly after the evaluation process.

ATTENTION: Brazilian candidates residing in Brazil must apply on the CAPES website in order to qualify for CAPES funding.

Applicants not eligible for an NMO scholarship must find alternative funds from their home institution or other sources to finance their participation.
IIASA has limited funds for exceptional applicants from non-NMO
countries: these are awarded as part of the selection procedure.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) 2020