The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the first edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme intended for established researchers engaged in Olympic-related research. This programme is part of the new IOC OSC research plan
that extends its support to researchers and aims to get the highest level analysis on topics of specific interest to the IOC.
The main objective
To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. For the 2014/2015 edition, a list of 15 priority fields of research has been identified dealing with key IOC activity areas such as the Olympic Games, elite athletes, sports development and youth and sport.
Who is eligible to apply?
All university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate, and who currently hold an academic or research appointment covering the period of the grant.
The Grant Programme Selection Committee is composed of academic experts who are world-renowned for their involvement in Olympic studies, and appointed OSC officers and professionals. The relevant IOC departments and a selection of peer reviewers are also involved in the selection process.
Application files, and any related correspondence, should be sent to the OSC by email before 10 February 2014. The complete explanatory document (including the full list of priority fields of research) and the application form are available on our website.
To find out more about the services and programmes of the IOC Olympic Studies Centre, please consult our web site.