Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Vienna, Austria, 1 June to 31 August 2024

  • Deadline for applications: 12 January 2024 (midnight CET)

The Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP), which takes place from 1 June to 31 August each year, is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct mentorship of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the institute's worldwide network.


As YSSP representatives of IIASA’s Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program, we particularly welcome applications of candidates interested in human-centered and population-based approaches to understanding drivers of population change, sustainable development, and wellbeing.


Please do not hesitate to contact us (Guillaume and Jenan), should you have any questions or require further information. We also encourage interested PhD students to reach out to us prior to submitting their application so that we may connect them to potential mentors within our Research Program and IIASA.


Guillaume Marois ( and Jenan Irshaid (

Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program, MPIDR
Rostock, Germany, 3 June-23 August 2024

  • Deadline for applications: 10 January 2024

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a Summer Research Visit. The goal of the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists to work on focused, intensive and collaborative projects of broad societal relevance.


For a period of 3 months (3 June-23 August 2024) participating students will work in small teams, with support from experienced mentors, towards a common research goal. For the summer of 2024, the focus of the program will be on three main areas:

  • “Climate Change and Population Dynamics” mentored by Matt Hauer (Florida State University), Risto Conte Keivabu and Emilio Zagheni
  • “Network and Gender Dynamics on Mobility and Migration” mentored by Aliakbar Akbaritabar, Jisu Kim and Daniela Perrotta
  • “Estimation and Forecasting of Health Indicators in Data-scarce Contexts” mentored by Monica Alexander (University of Toronto), Ugofilippo Basellini and Irena Chen


Participating students will be exposed to best practices across the social sciences and data sciences while contributing to a hands-on project experience that will result in a scientific journal article. All participants will also have access to lectures and will be able to participate in other scientific activities taking place at the MPIDR.


Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral, master’s or undergraduate university program (at the time they visit the MPIDR). Selected candidates must obtain approval to participate in the program by their supervisor / administrator. The Incubator program values research teams that include early-career scientists from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, with complementary skill sets.


For more inforation read here.

Formation à l'Approche par les Capabilités


L’Union pour l’étude de la Population Africaine (UEPA), en collaboration avec le Réseau Régional Afrique francophone, coordonné par l’Université de Genève (Institut de démographique et de socioéconomie, IDESO) présente un outil de formation à l’Approche par les Capabilités pour les études et programmes de population en Afrique francophone. L’Approche par les Capabilités examine les facteurs individuels et collectifs qui influencent positivement ou négativement les capabilités.


Les activités développées dans le cadre du panel Capabilités de l’UEPA et, depuis peu, du réseau régional Afrique francophone de la HDCA ont confirmé l’intérêt pour l’Approche par les capabilités des chercheurs et praticiens africains et le besoin de formations francophones pour consolider les compétences à cet égard et créer un réseau de chercheurs l’appliquant.


L'objectif principal du panel Capabilités de l’UEPA est de familiariser les membres francophones intéressés avec l'Approche par les Capabilités afin de construire un réseau de chercheurs/enseignants/praticiens ayant les compétences pour l'appliquer.


Notez bien que la formation à l'approche par les Capabilités est en FRANÇAIS et que seuls les membres de l'Afrique francophone sont encouragés à remplir le formulaire ci-dessous.


Veuillez cliquer sur ce lien pour remplir le formulaire d'inscription :


Les capsules ont été divisées en 3 parties et seront partagées avec les membres en fonction des dates qu'ils ou elles auront fourni dans leurs formulaires.


Pour toute question, veuillez contacter le Secrétariat de l'UEPA :


NOTE: This training program is in FRENCH, but English-speaking members can access information on the Capability Approach on the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA) website: