National Member Organisations (as of July, 2012)
United States of America, Russian Federation, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, India, China, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Brazil, Indonesia
(Total of 19 countries)
IIASA’s research analyses the social sustainability as well as the effect of global changes in global environmental, economic, technological, and social changes. Researchers from all over the world gathered to provide scientific insight based on the latest systems analysis to policy-makers and scientific society.
Currently IIASA research is based on three Global Problem Areas, three areas of Cross-cutting Research, and eight Programmes.
Capacity Building for the next generation
From 1977, IIASA has conducted the “Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)”. YSSP is held at IIASA headquarters from June through August. The programme accepts about 50 young scientists (post doctorate degree students) nominated by each country and they work within the Institute’s Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. For 2011, 55 young scientists from 27 different countries participated the programme, including a participant from Japan.
1. Council: IIASA’s core decision-making organization, and council is formed by the representative of the National Member Organization. A Council Meeting is held twice a year. Currently, the chair is held by Germany. Within the Council, there are 4 committees: executive, finance, membership, and programme.
2. Director: Professor Detlof von Winterfeldt (University of Southern California)
3. Employees: 200 Researchers (100 Fulltime), 100 Administrative Staff.
4. Finances: Annual Funding is around EUR16,800,000. Operational Funds are covered by contribution from National Member Organizations (NMOs) contribution (around EUR87,400,000) and commissioned work, as well as donations (around EUR773,000,000) in 2011.
The Japan Committee for IIASA
Japan established the Japan Committee for IIASA at the same time that the IIASA was founded in 1972. The Japan Committee of IIASA was organised by persons with academic standing, and has cooperated with IIASA for its operation and development. Currently, Professor Youichi Kaya, Senior Vice President at the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, is the Chair of the Japan Committee for IIASA. Mr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, who is a Policy Advisor for Global Change Research, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) at the University of Tokyo, serves as a Council Member of IIASA representing Japan. The Japan Committee for IIASA is made up of a total of 9 committee members.
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
1. The Japan Committee for IIASA
The Japan Committee for IIASA has established a “The Japan Committee for IIASA Special Grants” for the Japanese applicants of 2013 YSSP. For this Special Grants, Japanese applicants will be examined and selected by the committee members. The selected applicants will be provided with 1) Recommendation letter by the Japan Committee for IIASA for the application of YSSP, and 2) once the YSSP select the applicant and the applicant decided to attend the YSSP, then the committee will provide financial assistance*.
*The Japan Committee for IIASA will provide.
2. Application Requirements
Application requirements for “The Japan Committee for IIASA Special Grants” are follows:
- Person fulfills the application requirements for YSSP.
- After attending the YSSP, the applicants who will be active participant and co response between IIASA and Japanese Research Community.
3. Application Process of “The Japan Committee for IIASA Special Grants”
1. Apply for “The Japan Committee for IIASA Special Grants” (Deadline: 30 November 2012 JST 17:00).
2. Apply for IIASA YSSP.
3. The Japan Committee for IIASA will select the applicants for Special Grants.
4. The Japan Committee for IIASA will notify the result to the applicant by early December, 2012.
5. Application Deadline for IIASA YSSP (14 January 2013)
6. IIASA headquarter will notify the result by 11 March 2013.
7. The Japan Committee for IIASA will provide the financial assistant to the Japanese applicant who was selected to participate in 2013 YSSP and to who decides to accept to participate in the program. (Financial Assistance will be provided mid-May 2013)
8. 2013 YSSP Begins (1 June - 31 August 2013)
4. How to Apply
Application for 2013 is closed.
Questions Regarding “The Japan Committee for IIASA”