OPPORTUNITY: Young Scientists Summer Program

Deadline:

12 Jan 2015

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA’s National Member Organizations.

Program areas

  • Energy
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services and Management
  • Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
  • Evolution and Ecology
    World Population
  • Risk Policy and Vulnerability
  • Water

FLAGSHIP PROJECTS:

  • Arctic Futures Initiative
  • Tropical Futures Initiative
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space

(Contacting the various Program representatives is strongly encouraged)

What to expect from the program

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) provides a unique opportunity to:

  • advance your research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist
  • broaden your research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment;
  • build contacts with IIASA’s worldwide network and collaborate with the institute during your future career

Who should apply?

  • you are an advanced graduate student ( about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD)
  • your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA
  • your would like to explore the policy implications of your work
  • applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries.

How to apply?

Registration for the 2014 program has closed. Registration for the 2015 program will open on  October 1, 2014. Closing date is January 12, 2015. Only complete applications received before 24.00 (CET) on January 12, 2015 will be considered.Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 10, 2015.

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About Graduate Farmers

TGFA is a civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. Membership also comprises agricultural consultants (researchers) and retired people from the civil service sectors who deal with agriculture and agriculture marketing in general. The major aim of TGFA is to develop, promote, and influence structured business and initiatives that encourages and motivate youth especially graduates to tap in profitable agriculture value chains in both rural and urban areas in Tanzania with defined rules and regulations. TGFA also aimed at bringing dialogues for advocating improvement of the policy and enabling business environment in the country economy, strengthen information dissemination, technology and innovation, agribusiness development skills, business linkages and reduce constraints along the sector value chain. The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers.
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