I am writing to ask for your help in publicizing IIASA's YSSP Program for 2011.The application deadlineisJanuary 17, and we want to spread the word about this great opportunity as widely as possible. Please help by forwarding the announcement to as many appropriate graduate students, graduate department secretaries, university careers offices, and listservs as possible, and post the flyer where you think a potential applicant might see it. (The information appended below is identical to the information on the attached flyer.)
The question most frequently raised concerns funding. For students selected to participate, funding is available for travel and living support, principally from IIASA's sixteen National Member Organizations (NMOs). The U.S. NMO funds both American citizens and non-citizens who are studying in the U.S.
Please contact me if you have questions about U.S. participation, or Sheila Poor, IIASA's YSSP Coordinator, with general questions about the program. She can be reached email@example.com.
Very truly yours,
Maggie Goud Collins
Margaret R. Goud Collins, Ph.D.
Program Director, US NMO Committee for IIASA Program Officer, US National Committee, DIVERSITAS National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council
Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with an IIASA senior scientist mentor on a project proposed by the student, related to his or her graduate research.
Fellows selected by IIASA will receive funding to cover travel to IIASA and a modest living allowance.