IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships

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IIASA Postdoctoral Scholarships

Each year, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) offers four postdoctoral scholarships. 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. The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than five years at the application deadline.
 
Study Subject (s): Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research program at IIASA.
Scholarship Provider: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria
 
Eligibility: Candidates should have a PhD at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English. The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization and who have held a doctoral degree for less than five years at the application deadline. The degree may or may not have been officially awarded at the time of submitting an application; a letter from the individual’s university asserting that he or she has completed all of the requirements for the degree is satisfactory for establishing eligibility for the position.
 
Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants can apply for these scholarships. Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine and USA.
 
Scholarship Description: IIASA provides full funding for 4 postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda. The goals of the IIASA Postdoctoral Program are: To encourage and promote the development of young researchers and offer them the opportunity to further their careers by gaining hands-on professional research experience in a highly international scientific environment; and To enrich IIASA’s intellectual environment and help achieve research program goals.
 
Number of award(s): Every year 4 postdoctoral scholarships are available.
 
Duration of award(s): The typical period of IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12–24 months.
 
What does it cover? Accepted candidates are offered:
-An allowance for relocation expenses to and from Laxenburg
-Limited support for monthly business travel
-A scholarship that is internationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. It is exempt from taxation in Austria, but subject to the principle of income aggregation.
-All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.
 
Selection Criteria: The quality of the proposed research.
-The relevance for ongoing or planned research activities at IIASA. Proposals relevant to two or more IIASA programs are possible and encouraged.
-Candidates’ academic merit and potential for successful research (graduate record, publication record, and letters of recommendation).
-A demonstrated ability to think and work independently and in a team.
-Candidates’ depth of experience with interdisciplinary research.
-The degree to which a candidate would contribute to the long-term balance of postdoctoral positions in terms of programs, gender, and country of origin.
 
Notification: Not Known
 
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted throughout the year. Review of all incoming applications will take place twice a year; upcoming deadlines are 1 December 2013 and 30 June 2014.

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