The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century.
Candidates are required to submit a research proposal, which will form the basis for a co-designed research agenda that couples their own interests with the IIASA research agenda.
Candidates should have held their PhD for less than five years
Applications to the 1 October 2017 round are now open.
To apply click here. You can exit and return to the form by clicking “resume later”. To resume, use the link provided in the first registration email sent to you. Please note that any uploaded documents must be in .pdf format.
Click the “submit” button once everything has been filled out and uploaded. You will be notified as to whether your application has been successful no later than two months after the application deadline.
Once you have submitted your application we will contact your two referees via the email addresses provided by you. We recommend you contact your referees well in advance so they know they will receive an email from us.
The fellowships, which are up to two years in duration, are the result of a competitive process and carry special recognition both within and outside the institute. The following criteria are taken into account:
- Quality of the research
- Novelty of the research
- Candidate’s merits
- Cross-cutting potential
Accepted candidates are offered
- An allowance for relocation expenses to and from Laxenburg;
- Limited support for monthly business travel;
- A scholarship that is internationally competitive (~ 39,000 EUR p.a.). It is exempt from taxation in Austria, but subject to the principle of income aggregation;
- All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.
All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.