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30 Apr 2008
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2009 Edition of the Researchers’ Grant Programme

The IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has just launched the 2009 edition of the grant programme aimed at young researchers engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and values, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture.
Three precise objectives
The objectives of this programme are as follows:
  • Encourage young researchers to undertake research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on the Olympic phenomenon. The main fields of research include:
    - Olympic values and multiculturalism Youth
    - How they perceive Olympism and their relation to it.
    - The various aspects of the Legacy of the Olympic Games, from the birth of the project to the period post-Games.
    - The role of the Olympic Movement in society
  • Promote consultation of the IOC’s written and audiovisual patrimony
  • Encourage exchanges of information and networking of young researchers
Who can apply?
The programme is open to all current postgraduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates), as well as university professors who have completed their doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in the last five years and currently hold an academic appointment.
Selection Committee
The Selection Committee for the programme is composed of experts who are world-renowned for the quality of their research linked to Olympism, and members of the OSC.
Submitting applications 
Application files must be sent to the OSC by e-mail ( or by post no later than 1st October 2008.
 Click here for full details of the programme and application forms 
 Find out more about the collections and work of the OSC
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