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Applications are now open for the Fully Funded Fellowship at the University of Ghana. The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities. Also, Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. More specific topic areas under this umbrella prominently include sustainable democracy, conflict management and environmental transformation. As well as migration, restitution, and human rights research. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production. Further, 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. Its main site is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra), with a scenic secondary site in Dakar (Senegal).
The fellows’ salary costs will be by MIASA on the principle of “no loss, no gain.” Also, directly to their home institution. MIASA will provide accommodation and reimburse travel costs. Furthermore, all fellows will receive a monthly allowance of 400€. In addition, MIASA will provide a research cost contribution towards fieldwork costs that fellows can apply. For to support their research undertaken at MIASA (250 €/fellow months).
The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure.
Eligible for application is junior and senior researchers from around the globe after completion of their PhD. Further, in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Applicants must propose a research project that matches the research focus of the IFG on“The Governance of Energy Transitions in the Global South”.
All fellowships will be award to individuals of high academic quality with original and rigorous research. Also, projects that fit with the IFG focus and will be selected through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process.
The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. The fit of the proposed project with the IFG and the required experience and capability to conduct the research project will equally be taken into account.
Junior scheme: complete PhD plus up to six years post-doctoral experience at the time of the application deadline (Time off for family or medical reasons or nonacademic professional activities is not count towards these six years).
Senior scheme: complete PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral research experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position at the time of the application deadline.