Applications to the 2023 program will open 6 October 2022 (12 PM CEST) and run until 12 January 2023 (midnight CEST). Two letters of reference are required (to be received by latest 24 hrs past application deadline).

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

Read more about the YSSP program, application information, housing, life at IIASA and more.

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Who should apply?

The program is designed for Ph.D. students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their Ph.D.) 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 the 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. We strongly encourage to 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 fieldwork or working remotely) for the full duration of the program.

Which programs/research groups fit your research best?

Please browse the IIASA Program areas to identify the research group of your choice. 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish contact with the various program representatives.