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.
Full Call and Guidelines for how to apply (pdf)
Presentation shared during information meeting about the Call 26 May 2023 (ppt)
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