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Mobility and Access (MAC) in Sub-Saharan African Cities - Research Grants 2019-2020 for Exploratory Comparative Research Projects

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 12, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on October 14, 2019
The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)
The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)´s initiative on Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC) aims to increase knowledge and research capacity on issues related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access in Africa.

The MAC program seeks to contribute to forming a new generation of highly skilled sub-Saharan university researchers and teachers, as well as to engage professionals, policy makers and actors within civil society who are committed to achieving goals of sustainable and equitable urban mobility and access.
Leading international experts can also contribute to MAC through collaborative research projects with their sub-Saharan African counterparts.

Thematic Clusters
1: User Needs and Practices, Equity Issues
2: Governance, Politics, Institutions and Finances
3: Emerging Business Models and Services Options
4: Safety, Health and the Urban Environment
5: System Design and Modal Integration,

Grants: up to approx. 47,000 Euros per project.

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The project: leader must be based in a research environment at a university in sub-Saharan Africa.

Deadline for submission of applications is 15 October 2019.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Sep 19, 2019
Sep 19, 2019

Oh nice

Jill Langhus
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019

Thanks, Ana.