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15 Apr 2010
IOC News , Olympic Studies Centre

Postgraduate Research Grant Programme 2011

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the 2011 Postgraduate Research Grant Programme intended for young researchers engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture.

Three main objectives

The objectives of this programme are as follows:

1. Encourage young researchers to undertake research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on the Olympic phenomena. For the 2011 selection, the priority fields of research are among others:
- Elite Athletes: a Multidimensional Challenge (education, life skills, job)
- The Various Aspects of the Legacy of the Olympic Games. How can an Olympic City Remain “Olympic”?
- Governance of Sports Organisations: Future Challenges for the Olympic Movement.
- The Olympic Movement’s Contribution to Society: Challenges and Opportunities.
- The Youth Olympic Games: Positioning and Reach

2. Promote the written and audiovisual IOC patrimony consultation.

3. Encourage exchanges of information and interdisciplinary and intercultural networking of young researchers.

Who is eligible to apply?

All current postgraduate students undertaking a PhD degree and all university professors/lecturers who have completed their doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in the past five years and who currently hold an academic appointment.

Selection Committee

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

Application files

Application files, and any related correspondence, should be sent to the OSC by email ( or mail before 30 September 2010. The complete explanatory document and the application form are available on

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