U Ghana: MIASA Fellowships (Ghana)

“JobJunior/Senior individual and tandem fellowships, Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers five Individual Fellowships (Junior/ Senior) for 3-5 months each, and one Tandem Fellowship (Junior/ Senior) for two fellows for 3-5 months each at the University of Ghana for the period between 15 January and 31 July 2022. Individual fellowships will allow researchers to conduct a project of their own choice. These projects can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the agreed fellowship period. The tandem fellowship will allow the researchers who are teaming up to pursue a joint academic project, which can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. Two researchers – one from Africa and one from Germany – will work in a collaborative manner on a particular research topic in the Humanities and Social Sciences, addressing in one way or another MIASA’s overarching aims. Their joint application must highlight the additional academic value of their cooperation. The application should also define the objectives and anticipated outcomes of their collaboration. The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period.

Merian IAS Africa Fellowships (Ghana)

FellowshipsFellowships, Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana. Deadline: 31 March 2020.

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.