Concourse: 01/07/17


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Summer Fellowships for Young Scientists at the International Institute

for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Funding is available for PhD students interested in three months of

collaborative research during June to August 2017 on

Evolutionary and Ecological Modeling

at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

in Laxenburg, Austria.

Young scientists from all countries are eligible for stipends provided by IIASA’s Evolution and Ecology Program (EEP) that contribute to travel and accommodation costs. Students from IIASA’s 24 member countries – Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam – are eligible for fellowships that provide full coverage of travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

Model-based summer research projects are invited in the following indicative areas:

Evolution of cooperation
Governance of common goods
Systemic risk and network dynamics
Eco-evolutionary dynamics
Evolutionary community ecology
Food-web evolution
Vegetation dynamics
Adaptive speciation
Disease ecology and evolution
Evolutionary conservation biology
Fisheries management
Fisheries-induced evolution
Adaptive dynamics theory and models
Spatial models in ecology and evolution

Applicants are encouraged to prepare a research proposal that corresponds to their scientific interests and to EEP’s research agenda. Accepted  applicants will begin work before the summer, by planning their research in collaboration with their IIASA supervisors. Previous experiences with implementing and studying evolutionary or ecological models are important assets for working in EEP. To improve chances of being selected, potential applicants are highly welcome to send informal inquiries regarding their specific research interests and plans to EEP’s program director Ulf
Dieckmann (<>).

Online applications will be accepted until Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (24:00 CET).
Since 1977, IIASA’s annual Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), has attracted 1800+ students from 86 countries. The YSSP 2017 will take place from June 1 to August 31. IIASA is located in the former summer palace of Austria’s royal family, ca. 15 km south of Vienna. IIASA’s summer program offers exceptional opportunities for acquiring experience in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. Research training is based on regular personal interaction with advising scientists, and typically leads to a publication in an international
journal, as well as to a chapter in a candidate’s PhD thesis.

Some useful links:
+ Information about IIASA’s Evolution and Ecology Program
+ Details about the summer program, and online application…/ConditionsEligibility/Conditions-a…
+ Examples of successful YSSP projects…/AbouttheProgram/YSSP-in-EEP.en.html
+ General information about IIASA…/abo…/whatisiiasa/what_is_iiasa.html
Ulf Dieckmann

Program Director
Evolution and Ecology Program
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
A-2361 Laxenburg

Phone +43 2236 807 386
Phone secretary +43 2236 807 231
Fax +43 2236 807 466 or +43 2236 71313