Summer Fellowships for Young Scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis ~

18 de enero de 2011

Summer Fellowships for Young Scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Funding is available for PhD students interested in three months of
collaborative research during June-August 2011 on

Evolutionary and Ecological Modeling

in population ecology, evolutionary ecology, community ecology,
spatial ecology, biodiversity research, fishery science, and
vegetation science.

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 Austria, China, Egypt,
Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway,
Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA are eligible for
fellowships that provide travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

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

Evolutionary Community Ecology
Food-Web Evolution
Vegetation Dynamics
Adaptive Speciation
Evolutionary Conservation Biology

Fisheries Management
Fisheries-induced Evolution

Evolution of Cooperation
Governance of Common Goods

Systemic Risks and Network Dynamics

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics
Adaptive Dynamics Theory and Models
Spatial Models in Ecology and Evolution

Applicants prepare a research proposal that corresponds to their
scientific interests and to the research agenda of their hosting IIASA
Program. Accepted applicants begin work before the summer by planning
their research in close collaboration with their IIASA supervisors.
For work in EEP, previous experiences with implementing and studying
evolutionary or ecological models are important assets. To improve
their chances of being selected, potential applicants are encouraged
to sent informal inquiries regarding their specific research interests
and plans to EEP's program leader Ulf Dieckmann

Online applications will be accepted until Monday, January 17, 2011.

Since 1977, the annual Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) of the
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in
Laxenburg, Austria, has attracted 1500+ students from 80+ countries.
The YSSP 2011 will take place from June 1 to September 1, 2011. 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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