2019 PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grants awarded

25 Jan 2019

In the framework of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected six research projects based on their academic quality and link with Olympic studies.


The selected candidates and their chosen projects are:

  1. Daniel BROWN (Great Britain)
    “Thriving in Olympic cycling: An athlete-centred approach to understanding the promotion of athlete well-being and performance in Olympic sport environments”
    University of Portsmouth, Great Britain
  2. Camille CROTEAU (United States of America)
    “A genealogical analysis of the female testing discourse in sports medical literature”
    Western University, Canada
  3. Yuxiang HAO (People’s Republic of China)
    “The Asian Games Federation’s admission of the Chinese Olympic Committee in the early 1970s”
    The University of Texas in Austin, United States of America
  4. Seungyeon JUNG (Republic of Korea)
    “An archival research of the utopianisms visualized in the 1988 Summer Olympics graphic identity system”
    Brown University, United States of America
  5. James STOUT (Great Britain)
    “The race that was never run – The 1936 Popular Olympics as an experiment in Olympic internationalism”
    San Diego Community College, United States of America
  6. Minhyeok TAK (Republic of Korea)
    “Match-fixing monitoring system in play: Betting, data analysis technology and its effects on sport integrity”
    University of Otago, New Zealand

The chosen students benefit from a grant which allows them to carry out their research project and, if relevant, to consult The Olympic Studies Centre’s resources in Lausanne (Switzerland). The results of their research must be submitted to the OSC at the end of 2019.

Background of the programme

The PhD Students and Early Career Academics Grant Programme is one of the research programmes that has been organised by the OSC since 1999, aiming to support academic research related to Olympism, the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games. It serves as a link between the IOC and the universities of the world by reaching out to the next generation of professors, who are now graduate students or early career academics in the humanities and social sciences.

What is the selection process?

The grant holders were selected by a committee of academic experts renowned for the quality of their research linked to Olympism and/or their involvement in Olympic studies. The selection committee for the 2019 edition of the programme comprised the following members: Marion Keim (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), Sigmund Loland (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway), Ana Maria Miragaya (Universidade Estàcio de Sà, Brazil), Benoît Seguin (University of Ottawa, Canada), Tracy Taylor (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), Cesar Torres (State University of New York, United States), Thierry Zintz (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) as well as OSC representatives.

When is the next edition?

The 2020 edition of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Grant Programme will be launched in April 2019. Related documents will be available here.

Other research grant opportunities

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 to the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme.

This programme aims 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. See here for additional information.

Stay tuned! Deadline to submit your application to the 2019/2020 edition of the Advanced programme is 1 February 2019.

For more information on The Olympic Studies Centre, its resources, services and research grant programmes, visit our website or contact studies.centre@olympic.org. The OSC’s collections are available via the online Olympic World Library. This platform allows you to explore all the publications and documents, borrow publications and subscribe to alerts on new resources.

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