2021/2022 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

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

The 2021/2022 Advanced Olympic Research Grant winners and their projects are:

  1. Athletes’ and sport entourage’s longitudinal experiences on the disruption of the Olympic cycle Tokyo 2020

    Researchers: Miquel TORREGROSSA (main coordinator), Yago RAMIS and Susana REGUELA (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and CAR – Spain)

  1. Beyond the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympic Games: Spaces of war, memory and imagination

    Researchers: Erna HUSUKIC (main coordinator) and Emina ZEJNILOVIC (International Burch University - Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  1. How to help coaches meet the psychosocial skill needs of their Generation Z athletes: A season long investigation in swimming

    Researchers: Julie JOHNSTON (main coordinator), Chris SAWARD and Mustafa SARKAR (Nottingham Trent University – Great Britain), Chris HARWOOD (Loughborough University - Great Britain) and Daniel GOULD (Michigan State University - USA)

  1. Is Safe Sport incompatible with high performance? Contextualising safeguarding policies within the South Korean elite athlete development system

    Researchers: Minhyeok TAK (main coordinator) and Daniel RHIND (Loughborough University - Great Britain), Yoon Jin KIM (Korea National Sport University, Institute for Olympic Studies – South Korea)

  1. What Does ‘Safe Sport’ Mean for Forced Migrant Athletes? Stories and Lessons from Forced Migrant Athletes Resettled in Canada

    Researchers: Robert SCHINKE (main coordinator), Diana COHOLIC and Michel LARIVIERE (Laurentian University - Canada)

The projects were selected among 37 individual and collective applications submitted by 133 researchers from 23 countries and 5 continents. The grant holders will receive a financial grant, which will allow them to carry out their project, benefit from direct exchanges with the IOC administration involved in the subject of their research and, if relevant, consult the OSC’s resources in Lausanne (Switzerland). The results of their projects are to be submitted to the OSC in July 2022.

Background of the programme and selection process

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 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.

Find the Programme’s rules, guidelines and the full description of the selection process here . Click here to consult the priority fields of research of the 2021/2022 edition.

When is the next edition?

The 2022/2023 edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme will be launched in October 2021. The relevant documents will be available on our website.

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