Postdoctoral Research at IIASA
Every year IIASA provides full funding for several postdoctoral researchers. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research in collaboration with one or more of IIASA's research programs or special projects in an interdisciplinary way. Postdoctoral positions, up to 2 years duration, should best be started between October and January.
Qualifications and first contact
- candidates should have held their doctoral degree for less than 5 years at the application deadline;
- IIASA does not do lab-type research and as such does not provide any onsite lab-type facilities;
- the IIASA Post Doc fellowship requires you to be present at IIASA; if you need to stay away from the institute to do your research, or expect IIASA to fund field research overseas please do not apply.
Once a proposal has been formulated we encourage communication with the relevant program representatives. We suggest to look at the pdf version of the application form, frame the proposed research according to the questions there, and then send an introductory e-mail. This level of personal interaction is vital not only to discuss research ideas and ascertain their relevance to IIASA’s scientific agenda but it also allows much more realistic formulation of research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant.
Please note: Applications are open now and are running until 1 October!
1) Application form
To start the application please go to "Further official information" below this article. You can always exit and come back to the form by clicking the "resume later" button. To resume, use the link provided in the first registration email sent to you. This enables you to edit your answers before hitting the "submit" button.
2) Uploaded material
Please note that any uploaded documents need to be in .pdf format only.
Click the "submit" button on the form once everything has been filled out and uploaded.
4) Selection Results
Results can be expected 2 months after the application deadline. All applicants will be notified via email.
Once you hit the submit button on your application form we will contact the two referees via the email addresses provided in your application. They will receive an email with clear instructions as to when and where to send their letters. We recommend you to contact your referees well in advance so they know they will receive a note from us. Letters should be sent/uploaded latest by 5 April (April deadline), respectively by 5 October (October deadline).
The awards, which are of up to 2 years' duration, are the result of a competitive process and carry special recognition both within and outside the Institute. The following criteria are taken into account:
- Quality of the research
- Novelty of the research
- Candidate's merits
- Cross-cutting potential
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 (~ 39 000 EUR p.a.). 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.
All information submitted will be held in strict confidence.
Who can apply
PLEASE NOTE: IIASA does not do lab-type research and as such does not provide any onsite lab-type facilities. Also: The fellowship requires you to be present at IIASA; if you need to stay away from the institute to do your research or expect IIASA to fund field research overseas please do not apply.
Candidates should have their 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 for 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 5 yearsat the application deadline.
To APPLY ONLINE click "Further official information" below.