29 July 2013

Apply now for the Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program

The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) invites applications from advanced PhD students from southern Africa and all of IIASA’s NMO countries. Deadline has been extended to 16 September.

SAYSSP participant 2012

SAYSSP participant 2012

The SA-YSSP is a three-month program held during the Southern Hemisphere summer, November to February. Modeled on IIASA’s well-known Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), the SA-YSSP is now in its second year. It makes IIASA’s unique research and training opportunities more accessible to young scientists in the Southern Hemisphere, and connects researchers in Southern Africa with IIASA experts and the IIASA global research network.

The program is open to advanced PhD students studying in South Africa, a Southern African Development Community (SADC) nation, or one of IIASA’s 20 National Member Organization (NMO) countries, whose research falls into one of IIASA’s research areas. Each accepted PhD student will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with a pair of experienced supervisors on a mutually agreed research topic.

The application period runs from 29 July to 16 September. For more details see the SA-YSSP Web site.

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Aldo Stroebel
Executive Director, International Relations & Cooperation
South Africa National Research Foundation
Phone: +27 (0) 12 481 4350/4039
Fax: +27 (0) 12 481 4044


Puleng Tshitlho
Grant Officer, International Research Grants
South Africa National Research Foundation
Phone: +27 12 481 4061


Dr Priscilla Mensah
Deputy-Director, International Academic Projects
University of the Free State
Phone: +27 (0) 51 401 9642/3669



Applications are available on the South African National Research Foundation Web site.

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