Study Visit Grant 2016, Reminder

The VREF would like to remind the PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career (max 5 years after PhD exam) that the application for grants for short-term study visits is still running.

The invitation is continuously open until October 31st, 2016, and the study visit should be carried out before December 31st, 2016.

The VREF wishes to have wide distribution of grants between universities, thus in the first half of 2016 (up to 30 June 2016) a maximum of one (1) grant will be awarded to the same home university.

Read more about more information about SVG-application.

Read also about one of recently granted students.

Quan Yuan Awarded Volvo Research & Educational Foundations Study Visit Grant

Quan (Jack) Yuan, PhD candidate in Urban Planning and Development at the University of Southern California (USC), has recently been awarded a Study Visit Grant from the Volvo Research & Educational Foundations (VREF). Jack is currently involved with the MetroFreight Center of Excellence that is funded by VREF, working under the direction of Professor Genevieve Giuliano on urban freight research. 

Read more here.

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The VREF invites Sub-Saharan based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access or related areas, and strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research. Open for application until 2020-09-29


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.


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.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.


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 extended to April 30, 2020 due to COVID19.


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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

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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