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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Funds the living expenses of one researcher to spend a sabbatical at IIASA, to develop his or her research in collaboration with IIASA researchers.
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:
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 ().
Last edited: 10 May 2021
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