MIASA Workshop for Female Academic Careers in Africa

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) invites applications for its workshop on Female Academic Careers in Africa which is organized in collaboration with the German Historical Institute Paris (GHIP) and the Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana (UG).

The coaching aims at assisting participants to define their own working and leadership styles, but also to consider how to adapt themselves to different contexts and challenges. The overarching purpose is to encourage early- and mid-career female academics in Ghana and other African countries to further build up their careers, to develop strategies for keeping a work-life-balance that allows for prospering in one’s research and academic work, and to become ready for taking up leadership positions and/or seizing other professional opportunities.

The workshop offers time and space to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in academia in African contexts. Participants from Ghana and other African countries will be accompanied by a professional coach through different modules that address the issues of how to

  • build up efficient teams,
  • deal with university hierarchies,
  • address conflicts at the workplace, and
  • proceed with an academic career with multiple time constraints. The workshop explores professional relationships in academic practice.

Location: University of Ghana

Duration: September 07-09, 2022


MIASA covers travel costs for participants;

  • economy class flight,
  • only mandatory covid-19 tests,
  • local transport, and
  • accommodation.


  • This workshop welcomes early- and mid-career female academics who are affiliated in the Social Sciences and Humanities with universities or research institutes in Africa.
  • Applicants should have a PhD.
  • The workshop however is open to a broad range of disciplines and appreciates, in particular, applicants who work on one or more of MIASA’s main research themes
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Application Process

Applications for the MIASA Workshop for Female Academic Careers in Africa should contain the following materials:

  • CV, including publication list, maximum 2 pages
  • Motivation letter (applicants are to describe their general professional profile and indicate the two main reasons why they wish to participate in this workshop)
  • Research profile, maximum 500 words (describing briefly their main research themes).

Interested applicants should submit their application as one PDF to the following address: workshop-miasa@dhi-paris.f

Deadline: August 03, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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