MIASA Tandem Residential Research Fellowships at the University of Ghana

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) calls for applications for Tandem Residential Fellowships 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. 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. However, in a strictly merit-based selection process, tandem fellowships will be awarded to researchers of top academic quality with an innovative research topic of high quality. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of the applicants and the fellowship proposal. MIASA is committed to inclusion, gender equality, and family friendliness. The MIASA fellowship program thus aims for gender parity and promotes affirmative action policies.


  • The successful applicants become MIASA fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period.
  • For fellows from outside Accra, MIASA provides accommodation (or an equivalent accommodation allowance of up to 1500€/month) and reimburses travel costs.
  • MIASA fellows who come with family members to Accra can receive a family allowance.


  • MIASA Tandem Residential Research Fellowship is open to scholars (both on junior and senior levels) who have been awarded their doctoral degrees at least three months before the start of the fellowship.
  • Projects can be at the conceptional stage, mid-term phase, or final stage (analyzing data, writing up findings).
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Application Process

Applications are welcome both in English and French. Applications must include the following information:

  • Project proposal (max. 5 pages).
  • CV in tabular form.
  • Publication list highlighting the most important publications.
  • Front page with general information on the applicant (max. 2 pages):
  • Title, name (last, first), e-mail address, and link to the webpage.
  • Date of doctorate.
  • Current position/affiliation, institution and business address (name of institution/ city/ country).
  • Research field.
  • Title of joint tandem fellowship project.
  • Abstract of the joint tandem fellowship project (max. 150 words).
  • Dates for the joint tandem fellowship at MIASA for which you apply.
  • The two most important reasons why they apply for a residential fellowship at MIASA.

To apply for the MIASA Tandem Residential Research Fellowships, click here.

Deadline: August 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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