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Summer fellowships for young scientists at IIASA, Austria

Melanie Colón

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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-August 2016 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 Australia, Austria, Brazil, China,
Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine,
the United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam are furthermore eligible for
fellowships that provide full coverage of travel, accommodation, and living

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 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 Monday, January 11, 2016(24:00

Since 1977, IIASA's annual Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), has
attracted 1750+ students from 80+ countries. The YSSP 2016 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:

+ Details about the summer program, and online application

+ Information about IIASA's Evolution and Ecology Program

+ Examples of successful YSSP projects

+ General information about IIASA

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