2017/2018 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

23 Jun 2017

In the framework of the fourth edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.

The 2017/2018 Advanced Olympic Research Grant winners
  1. CARE Project: Athlete on-line educational programme. Coach-Athlete Relationship Empowerment Project
    Research Team: Sophia JOWETT, Chris HARWOOD and Svenja WACHSMUT (Loughborough University ‑ UK)
  2. Mobile Olympic media across three continents: Replacing or enhancing Olympic Television?
    Research team: Andrew BILLINGS and Kenon A. BROWN (The University of Alabama - USA), Michael B. DEVLIN (Texas State University – USA) and Natalie B. DEVLIN (University of Texas - USA)
  3. The development and evaluation of training modules for dual career support providers (DCSPs): A European pilot
    Research Team: Paul WYLLEMAN (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Belgium), Natalia STAMBULOVA (Halmstad University – Sweden), Miquel TORREGROSSA (Autonomous University Barcelona – Spain) and Nicolette Schipper-van Veldhoven (Windesheim University – The Netherlands)
  4. Building a sport participation legacy through the 2018 Winter Olympic Games: Negotiation of motives and constraints for younger generations to watch and play sports
    Research Team: Jeeyoon KIM (Syracuse University – USA), Joon-Ho KANG and Yu-Kyoum KIM (Seoul National University – Republic of Korea)
  5. The impact of positive and negative female sports role models on the young girls' sport participation in different European contexts
    Research Team: Nicolas DELORME and Diana-Luiza DUMITRIU (University of Bordeaux - France)
  6. The role of involvement with sport and the Olympic values: The perceived impacts of Youth Olympic Games - The cases of Lillehammer and Lausanne
    Research Team: Kyriaki KAPLANIDOU (University of Florida - USA) and Dikaia Chatziefstathiou (Canterbury Christ Church University – UK)
  7. Self-compassion as a fundamental deterrent to using performance enhancing drugs
    Research Team: Nikolaos CHATZISARANTIS and Martin HAGGER (Curtin University – Australia)

The selected researchers will receive a financial grant, which will allow them to carry out their research project, benefit from exchanges with the IOC administration and, if relevant, consult the OSC’s resources in Lausanne (Switzerland) (including the IOC’s archives and library collections). The results of their research must be submitted to the OSC in June 2018.

60 researchers from 20 countries and 5 continents applied

For this third edition, 24 individual and collective applications were submitted from 20 countries, covering almost all the priority research themes proposed by the IOC.

Background of the programme

The main objective of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme is 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. 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. For more information on the priority fields of research and the rules and guidelines in general, click here.

What is the selection process?

In order to perform a thorough analysis of all the projects, and taking into account both the academic quality and the importance of the proposed research in at least one of the priority fields of research, the files were evaluated by university peers and experts from the IOC departments. Following these evaluations, the OSC Research Grant Selection Committee, which is composed of academic experts, recommended a list of projects to the OSC. It was on these final recommendations that the OSC, in cooperation with the IOC departments, validated the seven files, which were awarded grants. The full description of the evaluation and selection process for this programme can be found here.

When is the next edition?

The 2018/2019 edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme will be launched in October 2017. The relevant documents will be available on our website.

For more information on The Olympic Studies Centre, its resources, services and research grant programmes, visit our website (www.olympic.org/studies) or contact studies.centre@olympic.org.

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