IIASA offers a range of (bilateral) postdoc opportunities for early career researchers.

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These include fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda. Information on-call openings and application deadlines can be found below.

While IIASA is aware of sensitivities around collaborating with certain countries against the backdrop of ongoing geopolitical conflicts, we also remain committed to the Institute's founding principles of acting as a bridge across political divides by providing an ecosystem where scientists can work together to address issues of global concern, thereby keeping communication channels open for capacity development and scientific exchange through initiatives like our various joint postdoctoral programs.

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General funding opportunities

In addition to the (bilateral) fellowships above we invite you to look at the following funding opportunities available in our NMO countries and across the world which sponsor postdoctoral fellows in areas of research complementary to work done at IIASA. Please note that the list is non exhaustive and is continuously updated.

Peking University (PKU) - IIASA Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral students wishing to develop skills, experience and expertise in systems analysis, and in international and interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for a 2 year fellowship within the PKU-IIASA Postdoctoral Program. 

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (internal deadline 31 May)

Are you a researcher in possession of a doctoral degree and with no more than eight years of full-time equivalent research experience? Discover the opportunities of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships for researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Our institute invites Expressions of Interest proposals to participate in the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships scheme with IIASA as host institution. Eligible candidates are invited to approach us anytime before 31 May 2024.

The Korea Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Korean nationals who have received their doctoral degrees by Korean universities are eligible to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. Biannually, the National Research Foundation of Korea provides funding for up to 24 months.