Peter de Jánosi Visiting YSSP Faculty

We are pleased to announce the availability of Peter de Jánosi Travel Grants for graduate advisors of YSSP Fellows from U.S. institutions.  These De Jánosi Grants will support travel and living expenses for a visit of up to 2 weeks by the YSSPer’s advisor, in order to foster institutional collaboration as an outgrowth of the YSSP Fellowship.

YSSPers and their faculty adviser may apply for a Fellowship to support your advisor’s visit to IIASA during your participation in the program. Applications should briefly describe the rationale for the visit, and must be accompanied by an invitation for the faculty member’s visit from the sponsoring IIASA Project or the YSSP leadership.  We will ask for a brief report on the outcome and value of the additional interactions after the end of YSSP 2023.

Dr. Peter De Jánosi was a critical force in the development of and support for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) from its founding in 1972 through the end of his six-year term as IIASA Director in 1996. As Director, he guided IIASA’s transition from its role as a bridge between East and West during the Cold War to an international research organization addressing the global problems confronting nations, both North and South.

The Peter De Jánosi Program of YSSP Advisor Travel Grants supports his vision of vital American participation in IIASA’s global research program.

Sincerely yours,

Adil Najam                                                Maggie Goud Collins

President, Friends of IIASA                        Executive Director, Friends of IIASA

Peter de Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship

Peter E. de Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship celebrates the legacy of Dr. de Jánosi. Director of IIASA from 1990 to 1996, Dr. de Jánosi was also IIASA Council member from 1987 to 1990, and IIASA Program leader from 1976 to 1978. Established by the IIASA Fund Board of Trustees, the scholarship fund reached a goal of $1,000,000 for at least ten years in 2015. The currently-pursued successful program extension will enable Peter’s Fellowship to support one postdoctoral scholar per year for perpetuity. 

The Peter E. de Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship targets at inspiring future generations of IIASA scholars. The postdoctoral fellowship endowed in his name offers selected postgraduate students the opportunity to participate in the IIASA Postdoctoral Program.

Recipients of the Peter E. de Jánosi Postdoctoral Fellowship carried forward social sciences in an interdisciplinary analysis of significant public policy problems. The Fellowship provides support for their work at IIASA for one to two years.


Celian Colon

Tenure at IIASA: 2021 – 2023

Hosting IIASA Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) Program, Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group

Understanding supply chain disruptions

Alison Heslin
Alison Heslin

Tenure at IIASA: 2017 – 2019

Hosting IIASA Programs: World Population & Risk and Resilience

The Damaging Myth of Individual Culpability

Adam French
Adam French

Tenure at IIASA: 2015 – 2017

Hosting IIASA Programs: Risk and Resilience & Advanced Systems Analysis

From risk reduction infrastructure to integrated watershed governance in Peru

Roger Levien Fellowship

The Roger Levien Fellowship offering Pardee RAND Graduate School students an opportunity to participate in the YSSP.

Roger Levien IIASA-RAND YSSP Fellows

Jalal Awan


Swaptik Chowdhury


Sara Turner


J. Luke Irwin


Zhimin Mao


Roger Levien IIASA Science Communication Fellow

Parul Tewari