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2013 IIASA United States YSSP Participants

The U.S. National Member Organization  for IIASA and the Board on International Scientific Organizations are pleased to announce the 2013 IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program participants from the United States, organized by their IIASA research groups:

Advanced Systems Analysis
Matt Leduc 

Kalai Ramea
Nicholas Lam
Benjamin Leibowicz

Evolution and Ecology
Eleanor Brush
David Shanafelt
Melissa Whitaker

Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
Kandice Harper

Jacob Teter

World Population
Joshua Ramos

 IIASA Postdoctoral Program

Applications are accepted all year. Upcoming review deadline: June, 30 2014
The USNMO/IIASA encourages young scientists to apply to the IIASA Postdoctoral Program, which affords researchers an opportunity to gain hands-on scientific research experience in an international environment. Visit the IIASA web site for program activities, eligibility, and application materials

IIASA’s Postdoctoral Program is an annual program that provides funding for four postdoctoral researchers for a 12-24 month period. The program serves to:

  • Encourage and promote the development of young researchers.
  • Offer young researchers the opportunity to further their careers by gaining
    hands-on professional research experience in a highly international scientific environment.
  • Enrich IIASA’s intellectual environment and help achieve research program goals.
  • Successful candidates are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA's research programs or special projects on topics related to IIASA's agenda.

Recent winners of IIASA’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program from the United States include Wendy Francesconi, from the US Department of Agriculture, and Daniel Jessie, from the University of California. Francesconi is the recipient of the newly established Peter de Janosi Fellowship, which supports one post-doc each year. More details can be found on the IIASA website.

 Young Scientists Summer Program

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The U.S. National Member Organization for IIASA sponsors advanced graduate students from U.S. institutions to travel to Austria to take part in IIASA’s 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). YSSP fellows work closely with IIASA’s senior scientists on projects within the Institute’s research areas.

Participants are able to develop and expand their research topics and partake in a worldwide network of specialists with broad interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. Since the program’s conception in 1977, more than 1400 participants from over 70 countries have collaborated with IIASA researchers and engaged in scientific research of regional and global importance. Visit the IIASA web site for program activities, eligibility, and application materials

Three 2013 Young Scientists Summer Program participants from the United States have recently received Peccei and Mikhalevich Awards. These awards provide financial support for the winners to return to IIASA to continue their research projects. These U.S. participants are Benjamin Leibowicz, Eleanor Brush, and Matt Leduc. More details can be found on the IIASA website.

Core support for USNMO/IIASA is provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OISE-1246585, with policy involvement of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of State, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce (NOAA), the USDA Forest Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. Government Agencies providing directed support for IIASA projects include the Department of Energy, and the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service of the Department of Commerce. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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