CfA for the IFG IV “Resources and Sustainability”

How do societies deal with emerging socio-economic disparities and growing environmental problems? What economic models could ensure a socially and environmentally sustainable future?

In its fourth call for short-term fellowships, MECAM invites applications for five fellowships for researchers in the context of its Interdisciplinary Fellow Group (IFG) "Resources and Sustainability" for the period from 1 March 2022 to 30 June 2022.

This call for applications is open to researchers from all countries – especially from Tunisia, Maghrebi countries and Germany. The members of the group will be required to participate regularly in the activities of the IFG programme and MECAM, to present their research projects and to submit a report on the progress of their research project at the end of the fellowship. In addition, a joint working paper will be prepared and published by the IFG.

The Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM) has newly been established last year at the Université de Tunis/Tunisia to strengthen cooperation in the Humanities and Social Sciences in and across the Maghreb, the Middle East, and Europe. MECAM is a joint endeavour of a consortium of renowned Tunisian and German research institutions: Philipps-Universität Marburg, Université de Tunis, Universität Leipzig, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Forum Transregionale Studien, Institut Tunisien des Études Stratégiques (ITES), University of Sfax/Tunisia. MECAM is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – the Université de Tunis offers complementary resources. MECAM’s overall theme “Imagining Futures: Dealing with Disparity” is guiding MECAM’s research agenda on questions of Aesthetics & Cultural Practice, Inequality & Mobility, Memory & Justice, Resources & Sustainability, and Identities & Beliefs that constitute the core issues of MECAM’s five thematic research clusters and Interdiciplinary Fellow Groups (IFG).

The deadline for applications is July 21 2021; 24.00h CET. 

Please find the Call for Applications here, and Frequently Asked Questions here.