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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) of four to six fellows for the period from 2022 to 2024. Each year, MIASA hosts two IFGs, one from February 1 to May 31, and the other from September 1 to December 31. 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. We are also interested in a wide range of intersectional sub-topics, such as landownership and acquisition, migration and mobility, restitution of cultural objects, African cities, human rights and other related themes.

An IFG brings together a group of four to six fellows, including a convenor and a co-convenor. One of the two convenors is expected to be from the University of Ghana, or another Ghanaian university or institute. The applicant of the pre-proposal can serve as either convenor or co-convenor of the full application. IFGs are interdisciplinary and international. 

The application for an IFG consists of two phases: (i) a pre-proposal and (ii) a full application. For the pre-selection process, a convenor of an IFG submits a preliminary application (pre-proposal) which offers insights into the topic to be studied, the concept how the group is planned be composed and the possible contribution to MIASA and the University of Ghana. Eligible for the role of convenor is a senior researcher (more than 6 years after the date of the award of the PhD) or an experienced early career researcher (4-6 years after the date of the award of the PhD).

Application deadline for pre-proposals: 15 May 2021