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 topic. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone, francophone and lusophone 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 Africa, and fellowships as members of Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFG). From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.
For the Academic Year 2024/25 MIASA is offering up to 10 Individual Residential Fellowships and up to two Tandem Residential Fellowships. Earliest starting date for fellowships is June 2024. Application deadline is 31 August 2023.
For more information please visit: https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa
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The MIASA Team