PKU-IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Call for Applications 2018

PKU-IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Call for Applications 2018

Peking University (PKU) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have launched the PKU-IIASA International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, aimed at training highly qualified early-career post doctors to carry out research mainly in the following fields: pollution and global change, environment and health, environmental risks, energy-economy-environment, ecological and natural resources management, water basin and regional management.

While you could contact any researcher at Peking University, you are warmly welcome to contact researchers at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE, since we have established close relationship with research teams at IIASA, such as GAINS team and Water Program through collaborative researches and joint research by young scientists supported by Young Scholar Summer Program (YSSP).

Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Develop international & interdisciplinary research skills.

  • Become part of a vibrant, diverse, and international scientific research community both at PKU and at IIASA

  • Gain first-hand experience in applying systems analysis to real-world problems and issues.

  • Have access to a network of international collaborators, help in boosting future career prospects.


  • Postdoctoral fellowships offered every year: 2

  • Total Duration: 12 Months at PKU and 12 Months at IIASA to conduct research

  • Exchange visits: Visits to IIASA when the fellow is at PKU and vice versa are expected, including a mandatory inaugural visit.

  • The exact time and sequence to be spent at both institutions shall be discussed and decided between the fellow and their host supervisors at both PKU and IIASA.


  1. 15000 RMB per month paid by PKU (for the total duration)

  2. Costs for relocation travel and the inaugural and subsequent exchange visits between PKU and IIASA: borne by the receiving institution.

  3. Costs for conducting the collaborative research: covered by host supervisors of the fellow at PKU and IIASA.

  4. While at PKU:
    Insurances: Paid by PKU
    Accommodation: Choice to pay to live in the PKU postdoctoral flat or a subsidy of 3,500 RMB per month for finding own accommodation.
    While at IIASA:
    Accommodation: 3,500 RMB (the equivalent in Euro) per month for finding own accommodation.
    Health insurance: Paid by IIASA

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

  • Ph.D. degree received no more than five years prior to the start of the appointment.

  • Not holding tenure or in tenure-track faculty positions

  • At least one faculty member from each institution agreeing to serve as host supervisor identified

Selection Basis

  • Academic excellence of the applicant,

  • Quality of the proposed research project,

  • Demonstration of the anticipated synergy of a joint postdoctoral project,

  • Commitment of the respective hosts at both institutions.

Applicants are advised to review the research section of the PKU webpage and the research section

of the IIASA webpage.

Application Document

One English PDF including:
  • PKU-IIASA International Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form

  • Full CV or Resume

  • Two recommendation letters (preferably including one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor)

  • An endorsement letter or e-mail from each of the envisaged postdoctoral supervisors at PKU  and IIASA .

Application Deadline

Friday, 14 September 2018

Submission and Queries

Applicants are requested to submit their application document as one PDF file by email simultaneously to the following three coordinators:

For PKU General and Scientific Queries

Mr. Fan Deshang

Postdoctoral Affairs Office, PKU

E-mail address:

For IIASA General Queries

Ms. Aleksandra Cofala

Postdoc Coordinator, IIASA

E-mail address:

For IIASA Scientific Queries

Ms. Gui-Ying Cao

Senior Research Scholar

Exploratory and Special Projects, IIASA

E-mail address:

For more information click here:

College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District Beijing, P.R.China 100871