IIASA’s 2024 YSSP: A Summer Program for Ph.D. Students Worldwide

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IIASA presents a summer program tailored for Ph.D. students, offering them the opportunity to engage in a scientific project aligned with the IIASA research agenda.


  • This program is designed for Ph.D. students, ideally in the final two years of their Ph.D. studies, working on subjects that align with the ongoing research conducted at IIASA. It aims to provide students with insights into the policy implications of their research. Participants will have the privilege of working closely with an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique international and interdisciplinary research setting. Their work will culminate in a paper, serving as the initial step towards a potentially publishable journal article. Additionally, participants will establish valuable contacts for prospective collaborations within IIASA’s global network.
  • Applicants are welcome from all countries, although priority is given to individuals who are citizens or residents of National Member Organizations (NMO) countries.
  • Participation in the YSSP is limited to one summer (though multiple applications are allowed), and students are required to be physically present at the institute throughout the program; remote work or fieldwork is not possible.


  • Most National Member Organizations (NMOs) offer grants to support young scientists, whether they are their own nationals or international students studying in their respective countries, in participating in the YSSP. All successfully selected applicants will receive funding details shortly after the evaluation process.

The program typically runs from June 1 to August 31, with variations depending on weekends and holidays.

For additional information and the application process

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024 (midnight CEST).

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