2022 Call for applications : The IOC Medical and Scientific Research Fund for the protection of athletes’ health through prevention of injury and illness in sport

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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. The IOC Medical and Scientific Commission is calling on researchers to apply for support and funding of athlete-centered projects. The call for applications will be open until 22 April 2022.

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 60,000.

Areas of research eligible for support include injury and illness prevention studies, as well as IOC Consensus Statement topics, such as transgender athletes and mental health.

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: iocmedicalresearch@olympic.org 

Download the application form here.

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