Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Young Scientists Summer Program: Fellowship

Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s research programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff. Funding is provided through IIASA's National Member Organizations.

!!Registration for 2016 is open now!

Annually from 1 June - 31 August  in Laxenburg, Austria

Program Areas 

  • Advanced Systems Analysis 
  • Energy 
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services and Management
  • Mitigation of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
  • World Population
  • Risk Policy and Vulnerability
  • Transitions to New Technologies
  • Water

Flagship Projects

  • Arctic Futures Initiative
  • Tropical Futures Initiative
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within European and Eurasian Space
(Contacting the various PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES is strongly encouraged!)

What to expect from the program

The Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) provides a unique opportunity to:
  • advance your research under the direct supervision of an experienced IIASA scientist
  • broaden your research interests by working in IIASA’s interdisciplinary and international research environment;
  • build contacts with IIASA’s worldwide network and collaborate with the institute during your future career  
  • produce a paper which will be the first step towards a publishable journal article

Who should apply?

  • you are an advanced graduate student (about 2 years prior to receiving a PhD)
  • your field is compatible with ongoing research at IIASA
  • your would like to explore the policy implications of your work
  • applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of NMO countries.

How to apply?

Registration for the 2016 program is open now. Closing date is January 11, 2016. Only complete applications received before 24.00 (CET) on January 11, 2016 will be considered.Candidates will be informed about acceptance of their applications by March 11, 2016.
Until this day, 1772 YSSPers from 85 countries have participated in the program.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Deadline:  January 03, 2016. Late submissions will be considered if funds are available. 

We are pleased to be able to offer travel fellowships to encourage students and young scholars to attend FORCE2016. Our goal is to encourage students and young scholars to become a part of the FORCE11 community. Preference will be given to students based on need, as determined by the information to be provided in the form below. Travel support has been provided through generous grants from a number of organizations. Fellowships of up to $1,200 are available for travel within the US and Canada, and up to $2,000 for international travel.

In addition, conference registration fees will be waived for all travel fellowship recipients.
As part of the fellowship, we will ask you to report on your experience of attending FORCE2016 in the form of an online post or video.


FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. FORCE11 has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals into an open movement with clearly identified stakeholders associated with emerging technologies, policies, funding mechanisms and business models. While not disputing the expressive power of the written word to communicate complex ideas, our foundational assumption is that scholarly communication by means of semantically enhanced media-rich digital publishing is likely to have a greater impact than communication in traditional print media or electronic facsimiles of printed works. However, to date, online versions of ‘scholarly outputs’ have tended to replicate print forms, rather than exploit the additional functionalities afforded by the digital terrain. We believe that digital publishing of enhanced papers will enable more effective scholarly communication, which will also broaden to include, for example, the publication of software tools, and research communication by means of social media channels. We see FORCE11 as a starting point for a community that we hope will grow and be augmented by individual and collective efforts by the participants and others. We invite you to join and contribute to this enterprise.
FORCE11 grew out of the FORC Workshop held in Dagstuhl, Germany in August 2011. Hence, the "11" in FORCE11
FORCE11 is a movement of people interested in furthering the goals stated in the FORCE11 manifesto. An important part of our work is information gathering and dissemination. We invite anyone with relevant information to provide us links which we may include on our websites. We ask anyone with similar and/or related efforts to include links to FORCE11. We are a neutral information market, and do not endorse or seek to block any relevant work.

Monday, November 9, 2015

IFLA World Library and Information Congress 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly

13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America


Calls for papers populating conference site. Keep eye on the link above.

IFLA 2016 Congress Fellowship Program Application

IFLA 2016 Congress Fellowship Program Application
Columbus, Ohio, USA
August 13-19, 2016

The IFLA 2016 National Committee through generous donations from the North American library community will offer up to 50 full fellowships to librarians from outside North America (U.S. and Canada). The fellowship will cover travel, accommodation, a per diem food allowance, and conference registration fees. Priority will be given to younger professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of libraries who do not usually attend IFLA Conferences.
The application deadline is December 31, 2015.
Selection of the fellows will be made in January 2016 with notification in February 2016.

To apply, go to  http://www.ala.org/cfapps/ifla_cfpa/index.cfm?lang=en

Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship 2016

Please read the information below before filling out the online application form. If you need further information, please e-mail rovelstad@clir.org.

Information for Applicants

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to announce a scholarship for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
The scholarship is intended to encourage students who have an interest in international library work and enable them to participate in IFLA early in their careers. The 2016 IFLA annual meeting takes place in Columbus, Ohio, August 13-19. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mathilde and Howard Rovelstad.


Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited school of library and information science at the time of the 2016 IFLA annual meeting. They must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should have an interest in cooperative endeavors with international libraries, international standards, or other international library and information issues.

Financial Details

The scholarship covers conference registration, passport fee (if applicable), international economy-class air travel, ground transportation, meals, and lodging.


  • Complete applications must be submitted using CLIR's online application form by January 29, 2016.
  • The award recipient will be notified by April 1, 2016.

Application Contents

A complete application consists of the following items submitted through CLIR's online application system:
  • a completed and submitted online application form;
  • official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate-school records; and
  • two letters of reference submitted by reference providers through the online application system.
Questions about the application process or the program should be directed to rovelstad@clir.org
Source: http://www.clir.org/fellowships/rovelstad

Friday, November 6, 2015



Taylor & Francis guarantees no - or heavily reduced - Article Processing Charges (APCs) for authors from EIFL network countries when they publish in a Taylor & Francis Open Access Journal.
The offer applies when publishing in one of 66 Taylor & Francis and Routledge open access journals (see list below). Newly-launched or converted full open access journals will automatically be included in the agreement. Authors should submit their papers to the individual journals.
Anthropology and archaeology, behavioural science, business, management and economics, chemistry, criminology and law, education, engineering, computing and technology, environment and agriculture, geography, planning, urban and environment, mathematics and statistics, media, cultural and communication studies, physics, politics, international relations and area studies, public health and social care, sociology, sport, leisure and tourism and strategic, defence and security studies.