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IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program 2022 [50 Positions; Stipend Rs. 1.3 L]: Apply by Jan 14

Applications are invited from eligible PhD students for the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program 2022.

About IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program

IIASA offers a summer program for PhD students to undertake a scientific project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.

Program Area

There are currently six IIASA research programs carrying out research into the dynamics of global change. These programs use holistic approaches and effective, interdisciplinary collaborations to identify the multiple solutions needed to bring about a global transformation to true sustainability.

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.

Who should apply?

  • 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 mentorship 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 the institute’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. They 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 National Member Organizations (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.


The stipend varies slightly among NMOs, but usually, it is €1500 per month plus airfare. If you are not a citizen of or resident in an NMO country you must find alternative funds (either from your home institution or other sources) to finance participation.  

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the program through this link.

Application Deadline

Jan 14, 2022


  • Aleksandra Cofala
  • Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant
  • Phone:+43(0) 2236 807 436
  • Email:

Click here to view the official notification for the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program 2022.

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