2020/2021 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

In the framework of the seventh 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 2020/2021 Advanced Olympic Research Grant winners and their projects are:

  1. Heather DOUGLAS and Kotryna K. FRASER (The University of Newcastle, Australia)

    Am I a fraud in the male-dominated culture? Imposter feelings and perceived gender stereotype threat in elite female coaches

  1. Billy GRAEFF BASTOS (Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil), Simona SAFARIKOVA and Amost SVOBODA (Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

    South American Sport for Development voices and the Sustainable Development Goals

  1. Niki KOUTROU, Geoffery KOHE and Athanasios PAPPOUS (University of Kent, Great Britain)

    Reawakening Sport and Community Engagement in a previous Olympic Host City: Capitalising on the Athens 2004 Olympic Volunteer Legacy 16 Years on

  1. Judith Fiona MAIR (The University of Queensland Business School, Australia), Leonie LOCKSTONE-BINNEY and Kirsten HOLMES (Griffith University, Australia)

    Mapping the event management skills and knowledge legacy from the Olympic Games 1988-2000

  1. Jennifer McMAHON (University of Tasmania, Australia), Christopher ZEHNTNER (Southern Cross University, Australia), Kerry R. McGANNON (Laurentian University, Canada) and Melanie LANG (Edge Hill University, Great Britain)

    Athlete-and Coach-led education for teaching about abuse and neglect: Researching the process, experiences and outcomes

  1. Anthony PAPATHOMAS (Loughborough University, Great Britain), Trent PETRIE (University of North Texas, USA) and Karin MOESCH (Lund University, Sweden)

    Body Image Experiences in Retired Olympians: Knowledge, Awareness, and Prevention

  1. Jon PIKE (Open University, Great Britain)

    Examining the Ethics of Enhancement in Competitive Sport, with special reference to the ethics of CRISPR and neuro-enhancement for elite athletes (EEECS)

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 September 2021. 

114 researchers from 23 countries and 5 continents applied

For this seventh edition of the programme, 44 individual and collective applications were submitted by 114 researchers from 23 countries.

Background and selection process 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.

Click here to consult the previous edition of the priority fields of research available in the Programme’s rules and guidelines and here to consult the full description of the assessment and selection process. ,  

When is the next edition?

The 2021/2022 edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme will be launched in October 2020. The relevant documents will be available on our website

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