MIASA Residential Fellowships at the University of Ghana 2022/2023

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers a residential fellowship for both junior and senior researchers at the University of Ghana.

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. Their main thematic corridors are conflict and sustainable peace, democracy and environmental transformation. They are also interested in a wide range of intersectional sub-topics, such as landownership and acquisition, migration and mobility, restitution of cultural objects, African cities, human rights and other related themes.

MIASA is committed to reduce global asymmetries in knowledge production, to promote female scholarship and to bridge cultural divides. The institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects of top international quality. MIASA serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, Africa, Europe and elsewhere in the world.

The Institute supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, MIASA engages in activities opening the research community to society, politics, and the arts.


  • Monthly stipend of 250€ per month.
  • Accommodation allowance of up to 1500€ per month.
  • Reimburses travel costs.
  • The Institute provides its fellows with office space on the University of Ghana campus. and
  • Fellows have full access to all library services at the University of Ghana and, electronically, at the University of Freiburg, Germany.


  • The school seeks a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in chemical oceanography or a related area with proven ability to publish research in international peer reviewed journals.
  • He/she must have experience in marine trace metal sampling and analysis. and
  • Experience with iron isotope analysis is of advantage.
  • Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.
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Application Process

Applications for MIASA Residential Fellowships must include the following information:

  • Front page with general information on the applicant (maximum 2 pages).
  • Project proposal (maximum 5 pages).
  • CV in tabular form (maximum 2 pages).
  • Publication list highlighting the most important publications (maximum 2 pages).

To apply, click here.

Deadline: November 15, 2021.

For more information about MIASA Residential Fellowships, visit the official site.