Fellowships & Prizes

Opportunities for Early-Career Researchers: IIASA-Israel Program
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1972, IIASA conducts policy-oriented research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face today and that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline.
Early-career researchers wishing to develop skills and expertise in systems analysis, and international and interdisciplinary research are invited to apply for the positions below. Positions for early-career researchers are made possible through Israel becoming a member of IIASA in December 2017. Selection will be made based on:
1.    The applicant’s academic credentials and background; applicants need to be a member of or affiliated to an academic or research institution in Israel.
2.    Synergies between the applicant’s current research and IIASA’s research agenda (see IIASA Research Plan 2016-2020); and
3.    The applicant’s potential to facilitate and forge long-term collaborations between the Israeli academic sector and IIASA.
Opportunities for Early-Career Researchers at IIASA
Young Scientists Summer Program
The Young Scientists Summer Program at IIASA offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at IIASA offers postdocs an opportunity to conduct their own interdisciplinary research in collaboration with the IIASA research programs or special projects. Postdoctoral positions are up to two years in duration and full funding is available for one position. Additionally, matching funding is available for one further applicant who successfully applies to the program IIASA and is able to fund 50% of his/her postdoctoral fellowship.
To apply for early-career research opportunities:Interested candidates for the YSSP program should apply HERE by March 23, 2018.
Interested candidates for the Postdoctoral fellowship program should apply HERE by June 29, 2018.

BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE - Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics

Name: BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE - Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics


For the seventh year, the Breakthrough Prize, recognized as the world’s largest science prize, will honor top scientists, handing out up to four prizes in Life Sciences, one in Fundamental Physics and one in Mathematics. Each prize comes with a $3 million award.
In addition, up to six New Horizons Prizes, each for $100,000, will be presented to promising early-career researchers in the fields of Physics and Mathematics.
The Breakthrough Prize, dubbed ‘The Oscars of Science,’ hosts a gala awards ceremony to celebrate the laureates’ achievements and to foster broad popular support for scientific endeavors and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the schedule, the prizewinners also engage in a program of lectures and discussions at a daylong symposium the day after the ceremony.
For the second year, the Breakthrough Prize will partner with two prestigious institutions – the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) and ResearchGate – to directly engage with researchers and the science community.
ALLEA will seek to increase awareness of the opportunity to nominate great scientists and mathematicians on its website and other communication channels. ALLEA brings together 59 academies in more than 40 countries, with members leading scholarly enquiry across all fields of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
ResearchGate will reach out to its multidisciplinary network of 12 million verified scientists to raise their awareness of nominations. On the ResearchGate network, scientists from 193 countries and all fields of science and mathematics connect and share their research – current and past. ResearchGate members will be encouraged to nominate their peers for the 2019 prizes in Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics.
The Breakthrough Prizes are sponsored by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Pony Ma, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki. Selection Committees are composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates, who choose the winners from the list of candidates generated during the nomination period.

Deadline: Nominations can be submitted online today through April 30, 2018

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