Call for Applications: Maria Sibyl Marian Institute

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is broadly dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central, but by no means exclusive topic. 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. MIASA supports these projects via different kinds of fellowships: individual fellowships, tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from West Africa, and fellowships as members of Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups. From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.

MIASA is extending the deadline for the submission of applications for

5 Individual Fellowships (3-5 months each)

2 Tandem Fellowships (3-5 months each)

2 Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFGs)

to 10 April, 2020, 24h CET.

All fellowships are offered for the Calendar year 2021 at the University of Ghana.

For more information on the calls:

Your MIASA-Team

Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)

University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 1173
Legon, Accra


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