Updated Aug 16, 2019CLOSED

Mobility and Access in Sub-Saharan African Cities, Call for Exploratory Comparative Research Project

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 the program through collaborative research projects with their sub-Saharan African counterparts.
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CLOSEDOct 15, 2019Deadline
Up to €47,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasCommunity Transport Models (Transport & Supply Chains)
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Economic Growth and Trade
The current Call is directed to the following groups:
sub-Saharan university-based researchers who have expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access in sub-Saharan African cities;
sub-Saharan university-based researchers who have not previously engaged in transportrelated research but who have expertise that could fruitfully be applied to these areas;
sub-Saharan university-based researchers with strong interests in carrying out
interdisciplinary research that can contribute to new knowledge and insights on issues
related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access,

The Call focuses on small, cross-disciplinary projects within the following thematic clusters:
Thematic Cluster 1: User Needs and Practices, Equity Issues
Thematic Cluster 2: Governance, Politics, Institutions and Finances
Thematic Cluster 3: Emerging Business Models and Services Options
Thematic Cluster 4: Safety, Health and the Urban Environment
Thematic Cluster 5: System Design and Modal Integration

Successful project proposals must fulfill the following criteria:
- Projects must be directed at generating new knowledge that clearly addresses issues in at least one of the above thematic clusters (linkages to additional thematic clusters may also be included);
- Projects must include comparative work from urban areas in at least two sub-Saharan African
- The project leader must be based in a research environment at a university in sub-Saharan Africa;
- The project team must consist of researchers from at least two different universities in sub-Saharan Africa (other partners, such as cities, organizations from civil society or NGOs may also be included)

Application Directions

An application for a project grant must be submitted by e-mail.


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