IIASA-Israel Program

The IIASA-Israel Program offers opportunities for postdoc and mid-career researchers to develop their skills and expertise in systems analysis, and international and interdisciplinary research at IIASA.

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Researchers wishing to develop skills and expertise in systems analysis, and international and interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for the positions below.

Positions are available for early and mid-career researchers along with senior researchers; and are made possible through Israel becoming a member of IIASA in December 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on energy policy, air quality, demography, water, emergency and resilience, and science policy.

Selection will be made based on:

  1. The applicant’s academic credentials and background; applicants need to be a member of or affiliated to an academic or research institution in Israel.
  2. The applicant's interest and ability to impact public policy in Israel and globally.
  3. Synergies between the applicant’s current research and IIASA’s research agenda (see IIASA Research Plan 2021-2030). 
  4. The applicant’s potential to facilitate and forge long-term collaborations between the Israeli academic sector and IIASA.

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Researchers at IIASA

This fellowship provides the opportunity for one postdoctoral research fellow to come to IIASA for up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.







APPLICATION INFORMATION


1) Candidates are required to develop and submit a research proposal that interfaces their own research interests with the research agenda of one of the various activities pursued at IIASA. 


To find the program suitable for your research please view our research page. Once you have formulated a proposal we encourage you to contact the relevant program representatives


Please note: 

IIASA embarked on a new strategy at the start of 2021 including a new structure of research programs and research groups. We are working to reflect this new structure on the IIASA website which currently shows IIASA research programs for 2016 to 2020.

Please explore the research areas currently present on the IIASA website to identify areas of possible research themes/interests that would fit into your developing research proposals. We encourage applicants to identify and reach out to IIASA researchers to discuss their proposals and identify potential supervisors early on in the process. 


We suggest to look at the application form, frame the proposed according to the questions there, and then send an introductory e-mail. This is vital, not only to discuss research ideas and ascertain their relevance to IIASA but also to ensure more realistic research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant. 


2) Candidates should have held their PhD for less than five years at the application deadline. However, eligibility is extended under the following circumstances.

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3) IIASA does not do lab-type research and therefore has no labs. Also please note that the fellowship requires you to be present at IIASA; please do not apply if you need to stay away from the institute for you research, or expect IIASA to fund field research.


4) Before applying please also have a look at our postdoctoral fellowship guidelines.


5) IIASA selection criteria:
Quality of the research
Novelty of the research
Candidate's merits
Cross-cutting potential



Important dates:

  • 2021 call is now closed
  • Results of the 2021 call will be announced mid June 2021
  • Selected candidates will be required to start the fellowship between September and December 2021

Questions: 

General questions should be directed to 


Opportunities for Mid-Career Researchers at IIASA

Professorial Joint Appointment

Funds the opportunity for one researcher, ranked Professor or Full Professor, to come to IIASA for up to three months to further his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers. The period at IIASA can be split into multiple visits with funding for up to three roundtrips between Austria and Vienna.

Professorial Shared Appointment

Funds the appointment (salary and expenses) of one Israeli researcher, ranked Assistant or Associate Professor, for a period of up to six moths each year at IIASA. Appointments could be organized so that the researcher spends one year in Israel and one year in IIASA. The period at IIASA can be split into multiple visits with funding for up to three roundtrips between Austria and Vienna.

Visiting Scholar

Funds the living expenses of one researcher to spend a sabbatical at IIASA, to develop his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers.

Application process

Applications are currently open - Deadline: 30 April 2021

Candidates are required to submit their curriculum vitae and fill out the application form below detailing the research that they propose to carry out at IIASA and its potential of the research to address Israeli and universal challenges.  

To find the program suitable for your research please view our research page. Full funding is available for one applicant in each mid-career category, but IIASA welcomes additional scholars with outside funding.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Selection will be made based on:

  • The applicant’s academic credentials and background; applicants must be a member of or affiliated to an academic or research institution in Israel.
  • The applicant's interest and ability to impact public policy in Israel and globally.
  • Applicants must demonstrate synergies between their research and a IIASA program and the priority topics of the Israeli-IIASA roadmap, namely: Energy, air quality, water, systems analysis, and science to policy research
  • The applicant’s potential to facilitate and forge long-term collaborations between the Israeli academic sector and IIASA.
  • Applicants that have been selected in previous years as a Visiting Scholar, may also reapply for the Professorial Joint Appointment and the Associate Professorial Joint Appointment.


Important dates:

  • 2021 call is now closed
  • 2021 round results will be announced latest by mid June 2021

Additional Guidelines for Selection provided by the Israeli NMO

The applicant must be a member of/affiliated to an academic or research institution or a professor emeritus who continues working on research in an academic or research institution in Israel (hereinafter called the “Affiliated Institution”);

In Israel, the "Affiliated Institution" must be one of the following:

A) Accredited institution of higher learning in Israel, according to the Council for Higher Education Law, 1958

B) Research Institute recognized as such by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

C) Research Institute which is a nonprofit organization

D) Research Institute which is a government company or a governmental unit

 A "Research Institute" is a research institute whose significant portion of activity is the advancement of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, possessing appropriate infrastructure and equipment, and employing researchers who, inter alia, publish articles related to their research in leading scientific journals in the world, and who present their research at international symposia.

For further information and to submit your application please contact Ms. Aleksandra Cofala, from IIASA's Capacity Building and Training Team (). 



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Last edited: 10 May 2021

CONTACT DETAILS

Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant Post Doc - Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit

T +43(0) 2236 807 436

IIASA-Israel Program

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