General Information

SA-YSSP participants spend 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The third SA-YSSP will take place from 3 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.

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Participants in the SA-YSSP conduct research at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Participants in the SA-YSSP conduct research at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The SA-YSSP is administered by staff at the South African National Research Foundation, the South African Department of Science and Technology, and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontfontein, South Africa, in collaboration with IIASA.

The SA-YSSP provides the opportunity for doctoral candidates to advance their research under the direct supervision of senior scientists from IIASA and South Africa, and at the same time contribute to IIASA’s on-going scientific agenda and to the South African Department of Science and Technology’s "Grand Challenges."

In addition to this hands-on research training, the SA-YSSP offers scientific seminars covering themes in both the social and natural sciences, often with policy dimensions, to broaden the participants’ perspectives and strengthen their analytical and modeling skills. Keynote lectures are delivered by national and international leaders in their respective research fields, partly drawn from IIASA’s widespread network of alumni and collaborators, as well as from the NRF’s extensive international networks of excellence. The program is also enhanced with specific field trips and cultural excursions, and may involve networking with national research programs.

To ensure a rich international mix of participants and allow for exchanges and collaboration on projects that address global and regional challenges, the participants for the SA-YSSP from South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are complemented by placements reserved for participants from other IIASA member countries – up to 30 participants in total.


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CONTACT DETAILS

Dr Ulf Dieckmann
Program Leader, Evolution and Ecology
SA-YSSP Dean (IIASA)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Phone: +43 (0) 2236 807 386

www.iiasa.ac.at

Dr 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

www.nrf.ac.za

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

www.nrf.ac.za

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

www.ufs.ac.za

SA-YSSP 2014-15 Research Themes (PDF)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313