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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Science Communication Fellowship Program 

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January 20, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2023 Science Communication Fellowship at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The fellowship includes a small stipend to help with living expenses while the awardee is on fellowship, as well as travel expenses to and from IIASA (a location close to Vienna, Austria) and the awardee’s home country at the start and end of the fellowship.

The successful candidate will work in the IIASA Communications and External Relations (CER) department, assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media, and other communication activities. The fellow will also work closely with participants in the IIASA Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) and IIASA scientists, producing several pieces of work covering their research.  

Application Deadline: 20th January 2023

Eligible Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands the, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, UK, USA, Vietnam.

To Be Taken At (Country): Austria

Type: Fellowship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: A monthly salary based on an annual gross salary of EUR 18,800.00, which is exempt from income tax in Austria.

The advertised salary is:

  • Non-negotiable
  • Subject to deductions for health insurance and/or social security.

Duration of Program: The fellowship starts on 22 May and ends on 1 September 2023.


  • A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program
  • Applicants from all countries are welcome, but IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of countries in which IIASA has a Member Organization. We encourage applications from developing countries.

How to Apply: To apply for this opportunity, you will need to provide the following documents in English:

  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation for applying
  • CV/Resume
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic and aimed at a general audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed)
  • A letter of recommendation.

    Incomplete applications and/or applications containing written samples longer than 800 words will not be considered. 

Source: iiasa.ac.at

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