Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) in South Africa, 2014/2015

Applications are invited for Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) available to talented young researchers to work with scientists from South Africa and IIASA. This program is open to the applicants from South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) or IIASA member countries to conduct research at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. SA-YSSP participants spend 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The second SA-YSSP will take place from 2 November 2014 to 31 January 2015. Application should be submitted till 3rd August, 2014.. The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP), now in its third year, is a three-month program for talented young researchers to work with scientists from South Africa and IIASA. Program is available for carrying out collaborative research projects at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The projects relate both to their doctoral studies and to IIASA research that uses systems analysis methods to address major societal problems. SA-YSSP 2014-15 research themes: Risk and Governance, Energy and Climate Systems, Ecosystems and Water and Population, Health and Aging.
Who can apply to this scholarship? To be eligible for the SA
· YSSP, applicants should meet the following criteria:
· Current registration for a doctoral program.
· Ability to work independently and to interact with other scientists.
· Fluency in English and ability to communicate in a scientific environment.
· Willingness to participate in a range of interdisciplinary scientific activities.
· Commitment to completing the SA
· YSSP research by submitting a resultant manuscript to an international scientific journal.
Benefits of the scholarship: -SA-YSSP participants have access to state-of-the-art library and computing facilities at the University of the Free State. -Participants receive accommodation and meals for the duration of the SA-YSSP programme, inclusive of an honorarium to cover other living costs. Participants from South Africa and from countries of the Southern African Development Community additionally receive coverage for their travel expenses. -Some IIASA National Member Organizations (NMOs) will provide travel funds, and candidates will be apprised of those opportunities by IIASA. -Participants will also benefit from the following opportunities: -Collaborate with IIASA and South African scientists on a project relevant to the participant’s research -Contribute to collaborative research by senior advisors -Broaden their research into interdisciplinary and trans-boundary research relevant to national, regional, and global needs -Publish their research in collaboration with IIASA and South African scientists -Gain exposure to international research through interaction with national and international experts taking part in program supervision and the seminar series -Build international, interdisciplinary collaborations with program advisors and other program participants.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: SA-YSSP participants spend 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The second SA-YSSP will take place from 2 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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