Apart from the regular fellowships, MECAM invites a limited number of scholars for shorter research stays of up to two weeks as Visiting Fellows to Tunisia, usually in the context of academic events or upon recommendation by members of MECAM’s community of scholars (especially fellows). Three Germany research visits per year are also possible for Maghrebi scholars and PIs at the Philipps-Univeristät Marburg and accompanied by its PIs. MECAM’s directors, EC and IAB members may also propose visiting fellows/candidates for the Germany research visits of strategic relevance to MECAM and its research agenda, for example to balance disciplinary approaches, to promote the engagement with emerging academic topics and perspectives, or to foster exchange with other Merian Centres and German or Tunisian institutes.