Mobility and Access in Sub-Saharan African Cities, 4th Call for Research Projects - Open until 1 September, 2022

VREF calls for research projects applications that will be implemented 2023 under the VREF programme “Mobility and Access in African Cities” (MAC). This Call is the fourth one of the MAC programme, since start in 2019. The deadline for submission of applications is 1 September 2022.


Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC) is a VREF-funded initiative with the purpose of increasing the knowledge and capacity base on equitable and sustainable mobility and access in cities in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is being carried out 2019 – 2024.

The MAC programme 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 the programme through collaborative research projects with their sub-Saharan African counterparts.

The program is geographically focused on sub-Saharan Africa and will be carried out 2019-2024, see also: Mobility and Access, The MAC Programme.

Read the call in details... Pdf, 1.3 MB.

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Call for Project Proposals Pdf, 402.9 kB.

Deadline: 15 September 2022


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