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08 May 2018
Olympic Studies Centre
Olympic Studies Centre

Launch of the 2019 PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme. 20 years encouraging Olympic-related academic research

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the 2019 edition of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme. This edition marks the 20th anniversary of the OSC’s research grant programmes actively aiming to support Olympic-related academic research.

The main objectives of the programme are to encourage research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on any aspect dealing with the Olympic Movement and/or the Olympic Games and to promote the consultation of the IOC’s patrimony by facilitating access to the historical archives, library collections and image archives.

Who is eligible to apply?

All current postgraduate students enrolled in a PhD programme within the human and social sciences and having Olympism, the Olympic Movement or the Olympic Games as one of their research topics.

All academic staff members and postdoctoral fellows who have completed their doctorate or equivalent terminal degree (including masters, depending on the field) in the past three years (counting from the degree completion date).

Rules, application form and deadline for submission

Application files, and any related correspondence, should be sent to the OSC by email ( before 28 September 2018. The complete explanatory document and the application form are available on our website.

Selection Committee

The Grant Programme Selection Committee is composed of experts who are world-renowned for their involvement in Olympic studies, and of OSC representatives.

Other research opportunities

University professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate and who currently hold an academic/research appointment covering the period of the grant are eligible to apply to the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme. This programme aims to promote advanced research by established researchers with a humanities or social sciences perspective in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. See here for additional information.

For more information on The IOC Olympic Studies Centre, its resources, services and research grant programmes, visit our website ( or contact

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