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Call for Applications: Academic short courses - short deadlines

VREF's programme ”Mobility and access in African Cities”/MAC has the pleasure to announce that applications are now open to four new university-based, short courses aiming to strengthen and sharpen concrete academic skills (“tools of the trade”) among young scholars in mobility and access at SSA universities.

These courses are designed specifically for advanced master students, Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars who are working in mobility and access (and related areas) at SSA universities. The courses will be led and facilitated by teams of senior scholars with strong research and pedagogic experience in these areas.

Calls are now open. Please, note the short time until deadlines for applications!

To access the full course descriptions and information on how and when to apply, please follow the links below:

Please, note that:

- all applications must be made directly to the respective course leaders or other persons as designated in the links.

- It is NOT possible to apply or register via VREF.

- All questions about specific courses should be sent directly to the course leaders.

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Call for Project Proposals Pdf, 402.9 kB.

Deadline: 15 September 2022


- Fourth Call for Research Proposals Pdf, 1.3 MB.

Closed: 1 September 2022


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

Deadline extended to 1 Nov. 2022


Deadline: 31 October 2022

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

Deadline: 31 October 2022

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