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Call for Proposals: New deadline, Skills & Tools, Academic short Courses 2022 - Open until 15 February, 2022

Do you want to contribute to strengthening capacity and skills among the next generation of scholars in urban transport and mobility? This Call presents a potential opportunity for you to teach academic skills & tools short courses for young scholars in sub-Saharan Africa.

It has come to our attention, that the former deadline is not optimal for many scholars in southern parts of Africa due to summer holidays taking place at that time. VREF has therefore decided to extend the deadline for proposals until 15 February 2022.

Through this call VREF invites applications for grants to support developing and carrying out new university-based short courses that will be implemented under the VREF programme “Mobility and Access in African Cities” (MAC). The Call is an opportunity for scholars and teachers in sub-Saharan Africa to make a concrete contribution to strengthening the academic skills of next generation African researchers in fields related to urban transport and mobility.

Deadline for submission of applications is now reset to 15 February 2022.

Read the call in detail here ... Pdf, 814.7 kB. (Pdf, 814.7 kB)

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MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Invitation to submit an Expression of interest in writing a think piece: gender informed mobility planning. Pdf, 622.2 kB. (Pdf, 622.2 kB)

This invitaton is an opportunity for scholars in sub-Saharan Africa to write a think piece on the theme of “Gender-informed mobility planning, governance and policy in African cities: status, barriers, ways forward.” Through this invitation, VREF welcomes expressions of interest (EoI) for a commissioned work on this theme.

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Deadline: 15 May 2022

MOBILITY AND ACCESS: 

Catalysing Curriculum Change at Universities in SSA 2022 Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

This Call is an opportunity for scholars and teachers in sub-Saharan Africa to contribute to
renewing university-based education, while also strengthening knowledge and capacity among the next generation of SSA researchers and practitioners.

Deadline: 15 June 2022

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2022

The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

MOBILITY GRANT 2022- MAC-MG 2022 Pdf, 447.1 kB. (Pdf, 447.1 kB)

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.

Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call deadline now extended to: April 4, 2022 .

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About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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