15 October 2019.



(Fully Funded)


Fellowships (Junior/Senior) at the University of Ghana

In its third call for short-term fellowships, MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “The Governance of Energy Transitions in the Global South” from September to December 2020.

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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. 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 and 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).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Humanities.
  • Social Sciences.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Four months.

Decisions about the fellowships will be announced by the end of March 2020.
The interdisciplinary fellow group will start on 01, September 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Eligible for application are junior and senior researchers from around the globe after completion of their PhD 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 awarded to individuals of high academic quality with original and rigorous research 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: completed 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 counted towards these six years).
  • Senior scheme: completed 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  •  The fellows’ salary costs will be met by MIASA on the principle of “no loss, no gain” and paid 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 field work costs that fellows can apply for to support their research undertaken at MIASA (250 €/fellow month).
  • The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure.
  • Fellows have full access to all library services.

How to Apply

First Step: The completed application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application web page (From Here) and submitted by October 15, 2019; 24.00 h CET.

Second Step: The following materials (in English) are required to submit the application:
1. Cover page (max. 1 page).

2. Project proposal (max. 6 pages).

3. CV in tabular form (max. 2 pages).

4. Publication list.


Font Arial, 11 pt, line spacing 1.5, all margins 2.5 cm.

Page limits may not be exceeded.
All required documents should be in pdf format.

Materials 1 – 4 are to be included in one pdf-file.

For more information about the required materials check “Application” section here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt

Reviewed by” Hanine Aymen/ Egypt
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