FRQ-IIASA Postdoctoral Program

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) identified mutual interests in strengthening their existing bonds of collaboration and promoting the development of specific programs.

The FRQ-IIASA postdoctoral program has been designed to foster the mobility of new researchers toward scientifically stimulating and dynamic environments.

The program will enable Quebecer postdoctoral students to spend up to two years at IIASA.

The research interests of the candidates should be aligned with sustainable development goals as stand alone topics or combined with any of the following:

  • Advanced Systems Analysis
  • Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
  • Ecosystems Services and Management
  • Energy
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Risk and Resilience
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Water
  • World Population

Two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded by the program for one year with the possibility of a one-year extension. 

Application process

Upcoming application deadline: Applications are currently closed, please keep checking our websites for updates on a future call

  • Candidates are encouraged to view the IIASA research page in order to find the program suitable for their research. 
  • Communication with the relevant program representatives is strongly encouraged at the earliest possible stage, and before submitting an application. This is vital to discuss research ideas and their relevance to IIASA and to ensure realistic research plans and expectations on the part of both IIASA and the applicant.
  • For specific questions regarding your proposal please contact the relevant program representatives.

    Where to apply?

    For detailed application information and the application form please refer to the FRQ website.

    • For questions related to the FRQ application procedure please contact:
      Sophie Gauthier-Clerc 
      Program Manager
      Directorate of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks
      Office of the Chief Scientist
      Fonds de recherche du Québec
      514-873-2114, ext. 1269
    • For general questions about IIASA and life in Vienna please contact
      ">Aleksandra Cofala
      Postdoc Coordinator & YSSP Administrative Assistant
      Young Scientists Summer Program
      +43(0) 2236 807 436

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Last edited: 23 November 2020


Aleksandra Cofala

Capacity Development Coordinator Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313