Call for expression of interest – for forming and leading a VREF African Research Program on Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC-ARP)

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) invite researchers at universities (and research institutes of academic standing) to submit Expressions of Interest (EoI) to establish and lead a VREF African Research Program in the area of “Mobility & Access in African Cities” (ARP-MAC). Deadline for submission is 23 October 2023.

VREF will fund up to three separate ARP-MACs, one in each of the following thematic areas:

  • Equitable, affordable and reliable access to livelihoods, services, and opportunities in sub-Saharan African cities
  • Power, planning and governance of mobility in sub-Saharan African cities: institutional arrangements, politics, finance and management
  • New service options and business models for efficient, accessible transport in sub-Saharan African cities

The three ARP-MACs are expected to be operational by mid-2024.

For full information:

Full Call and Guidelines for how to apply (pdf)

Presentation shared during information meeting about the Call 26 May 2023 (ppt)

Q&A: Coming soon! All questions about the Call will be answered and shared on this page, starting early June.