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. Ov... read more
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.
The IFG brings together a group of up to six fellows for a duration of four months. The group comprises both senior and junior researchers from Germany, Africa and the rest of the world. The group centers around a research question which necessitates the input of experts from different academic fields and backgrounds. The group will work on the joint topic by, among other activities, holding weekly colloquia and organizing a final workshop or conference. The group will be asked to produce working papers based on their work at MIASA. Members of the group will also be expected to contribute a guest lecture on a relevant postgraduate course.
MIASA is committed to inclusion and gender equality. It expressly welcomes applications from appropriately qualified disabled persons. The MIASA fellowship program aims for gender parity and is promoting affirmative action policies.
The selection of fellows is competitive and strictly merit-based. 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.
The selection process involves three steps:
Decisions about the fellowships will be announced by the end of March 2020.
The interdisciplinary fellow group will start on September 01, 2020.
It is recommended that researchers interested in this IFG should please contact the convenors of the group through email@example.com in advance to preparing an application.
The following materials (in English) are required to submit the application: Formatting: 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.
1. Cover page (max. 1 page).
2. Project proposal (max. 6 pages). The compulsory structure of the project proposal is as follows:
3. CV in tabular form (max. 2 pages).
4. Publication list (in the senior scheme: especially of the last ten years) highlighting the most important publications and the most important project-specific publications (max. 2 pages).
They do not accept applications submitted by email or surface mail.
Candidates apply exclusively through the online application portal. The completed application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application webpage- and submitted by October 15, 2019; 24.00 h CET. After submission of the documents applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt providing contact details and including a copy of their submissionInterested and qualified? Go to The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) on frias.wufoo.com to apply