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Call for Proposals: Catalyzing curriculum change at universities in sub-Saharan Africa - Open until 15 June, 2022

Do you want to be part of developing new, online postgraduate courses, modules, and educational resources in areas related to urban transport and mobility at universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)? The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) welcomes applications for grants to catalyze curriculum change in these areas.

Through this call VREF invites applications for grants to support the development of
new, online postgraduate courses, modules, and educational resources specifically in
areas related to urban transport and mobility at universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
The 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.

The call is a pilot initiative within the MAC programme and, if the initiative is successful,
VREF foresees issuing a series of similar calls on an annual basis over the next few years.

Deadline for submission of applications is 15 June 2022.

Read the call in detail here ... Pdf, 1.3 MB. (Pdf, 1.3 MB)

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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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