Call for Applications

Q&A regarding the participation of athletes with a Russian or Belarusian passport in international competitions

The IOC Medical and Scientific Research Fund for the protection of athletes’ health through prevention of injury and illness in sport

The IOC, as the leader of the Olympic movement and the sport sector at large, is committed to the protection of athletes’ health particularly through illness and injury prevention.

In support of this aim, the IOC has committed to fund selected research pertaining to injury and illness prevention, in particular in the areas of safeguarding, mental health, concussion and transgender inclusion.

The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission is calling on researchers to apply for support and funding of athlete-centered projects. Applications will be open until 7 June, 2023.

Multi-center and collaborative projects and research that has the potential to directly benefit Olympic athletes are encouraged. Funding of suitable projects will normally be limited to less than USD 80,000.

Areas that are not eligible for the IOC Independent Research Fund include:

  • funding the work of commercial companies;
  • routine programmes that are part of normal athlete medical support (e.g. training of medical personnel);
  • research that should be the responsibility of other bodies (e.g. NOC educational seminars by Olympic Solidarity).

To submit your application or for any questions:

Click here to download the Application Form (to ensure optimal editing please use Adobe Acrobat Reader when filling in the form).