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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 2018/2019 edition, a list of fourteen priority fields of research has been identified dealing with key IOC activity areas.
Who is eligible to apply?
All university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate and who currently hold an academic/research appointment/affiliation 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. The relevant IOC departments and a selection of peer reviewers are also involved in the selection process.
To find a detailed description of the evaluation and selection process and the pool of Peer-reviewers who have contributed to the programme in the past, please consult our website
Application files, and any related correspondence, should be sent to The OSC by email before 2 February 2018. The complete explanatory document (including the full list of priority fields of research) and the application form are available on our website.
The Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme is one of the two research programmes
run by The IOC Olympic Studies Centre. To learn more about the other research opportunities, please click here.
To find out more about The Olympic Studies Centre, please consult our web site. If you are interested in our collections, we invite you to discover the Olympic World Library (OWL), a library catalogue, entirely dedicated to Olympic knowledge.