[ECOLOG-L] Summer Fellowships in Ecological Modeling for Young Scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Summer Fellowships in Ecological Modeling for Young Scientists at theInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Funding is available for PhD students interested in three months ofcollaborative research during June-August 2015 on

     Evolutionary and Ecological Modeling

at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) inLaxenburg, 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, USA, and Vietnam are furthermore eligible for fellowships that provide full coverage of travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

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 the research agenda of their hosting IIASA Program. 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 (dieckmann@iiasa.ac.at).

Online applications will be accepted until Monday, January 12, 2015 (24:00 CET).

Since 1977, IIASA's annual Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), has attracted 1750+ students from 80+ countries. The YSSP 2015 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
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/yssp/Apply/ConditionsEligibility/Conditions-and-Eligibility.en.html

+ Information about IIASA's Evolution and Ecology Program
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/EvolutionandEcology/New-page.en.html

+ Examples of successful YSSP projects
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/researchPrograms/EvolutionandEcology/AbouttheProgram/Student-Participation-in-EEP.en.html

+ General information about IIASA
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/whatisiiasa/what_is_iiasa.html

Published Jan. 28, 2015 1:26 PM