Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program


The Southern African Young Scientists Summer Program (SA-YSSP) offers doctoral candidates the opportunity to develop research skills in systems analysis and its application to policy and management. The program takes place in South Africa from 24 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. Apply by 1 September 2013.

The SA-YSSP is a three-month program held during the Southern Hemisphere summer, November to February. Modeled on IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), the SA-YSSP is now in its second year. It makes IIASA’s unique research and training opportunities more accessible to young scientists focused on systems approaches to issues facing developing countries, and connects researchers in Southern Africa with IIASA experts and the IIASA global research network.

The program is open to advanced PhD students studying in South Africa, a Southern African Development Community (SADC) nation, or one of IIASA’s 20 National Member Organization (NMO) countries, whose research is compatible with the 19 research themes defined by the supervisory teams in the general areas of Risk & Governance, Energy & Climate Systems, Ecosystems & Water, and Population, Health & Aging.

Funding for travel and living expenses is available.

More information:



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