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25 Apr 2012
Olympic Studies Centre , IOC News

Postgraduate Research Grant Programme 2013

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched the 2013 Postgraduate Research Grant Programme intended for early career 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:

- Encourage early career researchers to undertake research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on the Olympic phenomena. For the 2013 selection, 16 priority fields of research are being proposed to the researchers. You will find several examples of them below:

  • The impact on local young people and their perception of the Youth Olympic Games in the host cities of Singapore and Innsbruck.
  • Elite athletes - The role of the entourage (parents, coaches, agents, etc.) in the athlete’s sport career and/or in the preparation of a post-sports career.
  • The relevance of Olympic education in today’s society, countries and school programmes. 
  • Governance of sports organisations: Future challenges for the Olympic Movement. 
  • Sport-for-development programmes - The challenge of establishing key performance indicators to measure their impact on society.

- To promote consultation and access to written and audiovisual IOC patrimony.
- Encourage exchanges of information and interdisciplinary and intercultural networking of 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 28 September 2012. The complete explanatory document and the individual and collective application form are available on our website.

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