MIASA supports different kinds of fellowships:
- individual fellowships,
- tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from West Africa, and
- Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups.
From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.
The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. More specific sub-topics under this umbrella prominently include sustainable democracy, sustainable peace and conflict management and environmental transformation as well as migration and displacement, restitution of cultural objects, and human rights research. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra). The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality.