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 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research institute that advances systems analysis and applies its research methods to identify policy solutions to reduce human footprints, enhance the resilience of natural and socioeconomic systems, and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under the framework of Horizon Europe - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), IIASA intends to support experienced researchers to develop research proposals with reference to the 2024 call for MSCA-European Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Career development: If you are awarded an MSCA fellowship you will also become part of the vibrant IIASA community of early to mid-career researchers. We offer immersion in world class research, development of core research skills, and also skills related specifically to systems thinking and systems analysis, as well as exposure to international processes, organizations and networks. IIASA also maintains an extensive network of alumni/ae that can offer broader perspectives on career paths.

Financial support: the European financial contribution for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship is a flat-rate for the entire period of the project. The stipend is generous and while working at IIASA this is exempt from income tax.

A good application for an MSCA fellowship takes time. Eligible candidates are invited to approach us anytime before 31 May 2024 by sending an e-mail to and include 1) A detailed curriculum vitae, with the list of publications; and 2) A one-page document with the abstract of the MSCA research proposal. The candidates IIASA supports will be selected by mid June 2024 and the MSCA-PF proposal must be submitted to the European Commission by 11 September 2024.

More information on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships is available on:

●     Funding and Tenders Portal

●     Marie Curie Official website

Application information:

MSCA-European Postdoctoral Fellowships support experienced researchers from all nationalities for a full-time period between 12 and 24 months. Fellowships are open to researchers meeting the following criteria:

You should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications. Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.

You must have a maximum of eight years of experience in research, from the date of the award of your PhD degree, years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum, nor will years of experience in research in third countries, for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.

You must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline on 11 September 2024. 

Research topic: IIASA's research broadly covers the major challengs of modern societies, including environmental, economic, and societal, as well as methods and tools to identify options for action. Some of the research covers the global scale, but we also work on regional issues/ Candidates are invited to propose a research topic consistent with the research topics of one or more of IIASA’s research programs:

  1. Advancing Systems Analysis
  2. Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  3. Economic Frontiers
  4. Energy Climate and Environment
  5. Population and Just Societies

These programs are organized into four research groups each, and you will find it useful to browse the description of these programs to find out where there research might fit best (multiple choices encouraged).

If you make it through this IIASA-wide screening process, you will be supported by a supervisors at IIASA in the development of the project proposal.

Marie Curie fellowship recipients at IIASA

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Elisa Calliari

Research Scholar, Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group, Advancing Systems Analysis

Proposal title: Planned relocation as adaptation in a changing climate

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Joshi, Jaideep

Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Proposal title: Predicting global vulnerability of forests to drought using plant functional trait evolution

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Rotem Zelingher

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program

Proposal title: A comprehensive method for medium-term analysis and forecasting (CMAF) of global monthly prices of agricultural commodities