$$ salary, a monthly allowance, and research support
The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa is offering 10 Individual Fellowships (Junior/Senior) for 3-5 months at the University of Ghana for the Academic Year 2020/21.
Early career and senior researchers from Germany, Africa and other parts of the world are eligible to apply and to conduct their own research projects that address in one way or another MIASA’s umbrella topic and overall aims.
MIASA is devoted to research in the humanities and social sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central subject. Founded in 1948, the University of Ghana is largest and the oldest public higher education university in Ghana.
Why at the University of Ghana? The university aims to promote university education, learning and research at the national and international levels and to produce the next generation of thought leaders.
Established in 1948, University of Ghana is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Legon (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Greater Accra. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Korle-Bu, Accra City. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana), University of Ghana (UG) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Ghana (UG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.
Eligible Countries: Application from researchers from Germany, Africa and other parts of the world are accepted
Acceptable Course or Subjects: Researchers will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. The project proposals must address in one way or another MIASA’s umbrella topic and overall aims.
Admissible Criteria: Applications are early career researchers (1-6 years after completion of their PhD) and senior researchers (more than 6 years after completion of their PhD) from around the globe in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences at the time of the application deadline.
The fellowship will be awarded to top academic quality researchers with an innovative and high-quality research subject and will be selected through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process.
All the benefits are given:
Recipients will become MIASA Fellows
The fellows’ salary costs will be met by MIASA on the principle of “no loss, no gain,” for every full fellowship month, and paid directly to his/her home institution. Also, fellows will receive a monthly allowance of 400 €. For fellows affiliated with an African institution at the commencement of the IFG, this monthly allowance will be 1.000 €.
Non-affiliated senior fellows receive a monthly grant of 2.000 € in total. Non-affiliated junior fellows will receive a monthly grant of 1.200 €.
For all fellows, MIASA will provide accommodation and reimburse travel costs. In addition, a contribution to support research undertaken at MIASA (max. 250 €/ fellow month) can be granted upon application.
To apply, applicants are required to complete the application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application webpage.
The fellowships are held for 3 to 5 months between September 2020 and August 2021. To check required documents and eligibility criteria visit at https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa/