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Call for pre-proposals: MIASA Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups at the University of Ghana

Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)/University of Ghana

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) calls for pre-proposals for Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFGs) for the period from August 15 to December 15, 2024, and from February 1 to May 31, 2025. MIASA hosts two IFGs per year. The IFGs are MIASA’s central instrument fostering original research on ‘Sustainable Governance’ and its connected thematic areas, which are conflict and sustainable peace, democracy and environmental transformation. 

An IFG brings together a group of four to six fellows, including two co-convenors. One of the two co-convenors is expected to be from the University of Ghana. IFGs are interdisciplinary and international.

The application for an IFG consists of two phases: (i) a pre-proposal (competition of ideas) and (ii) a full application. In the first phase, one of the two co-convenors of an IFG submits a preliminary application (pre-proposal) which offers insights into the topic to be studied, the concept of how the group is planned to be composed and the possible contribution to MIASA and UG. At this stage, it is possible, but not mandatory to indicate the names of the other IFG co-convenor and/or the IFG fellows.

Application deadline for pre-proposals: August 14, 2023, 23:59 UTC