2022 PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grants awarded

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

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The selected candidates and their chosen projects are:

  1. Julie BRICE (USA)
    Uniforms, protest, and women's bodies: An exploration into the role of uniforms in the production of gender in the Olympic Games
    University of Waikato (New Zealand)

  2. Arthur GALLOIS (France)
    Les relations entre le COF et le CIO, de 1952 à 1972
    Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

  3. Conor HEFFERNAN (Ireland)
    The Growth of Women’s Olympic Weightlifting in the United States
    The University of Ulster (United Kingdom)

  4. Han Soo KIM (Republic of Korea)
    Understanding Public Attention towards Sustainability Promotion Activities: Big Data Analytics of Tokyo 2020
    Texas A&M University (USA)

  5. Roque LAZCANO VÁZQUEZ (Spain)
    Parkour facing the Olympics. An historical and philosophical analysis of the ideas involved in the controversy and a proposal of possible confluences.
    University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

  6. Gustavo Alexandre FERREIRA LOPES DOS SANTOS (Portugal)
    The effects of the Olympic Agenda 2020 on Urban Planning for Mega-Events: assessing case studies of future Olympic Games and outlining new recommendations
    University of Lisbon (Portugal)

  7. Luis Henrique ROLIM SILVA (Brazil)
    Rio 2016 Olympic Flame Keepers: social-cultural legacy and memory as heritage of the first South American Olympics
    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

  8. Zesheng YANG (China)
    Multi-screen and Second Screen Viewing of Chinese Audience during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games
    Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

The chosen candidates 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 2022.

22 candidates from 14 countries and 4 continents applied

For this 23rd edition of the programme, 14 applications were submitted by doctoral students and 8 by early career academics.

Background of the programme

The PhD Students and Early Career Academics Grant Programme is one of the two research programmes that has been organised by the OSC, aiming to support Olympic-related academic research since 1999. It contributes to promote the presence of Olympic studies in the universities by reaching out to the next generation of professors.

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 2022 edition of the programme comprised the following members: Mahfoud Amara (Qatar University, Qatar), Dikaia Chatziefstathiou (Canterbury Christ Church University, Great Britain), Marion Keim (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), Sigmund Loland (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway), Hisashi Sanada (Tsukuba University, Japan), Benoît Seguin (University of Ottawa, Canada), Tracy Taylor (Victoria University, Australia) as well as OSC representatives.

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.

The full list of research projects funded by The Olympic Studies Centre since the creation of its grant programmes in 1999 is available here.

For more information on The Olympic Studies Centre and its programmes and services, visit its website or contact studies.centre@olympic.org. To discover the full OSC’s collections including 35,000 publications and 1.5km of IOC historical archives, visit the Olympic World Library.

The Olympic Studies Centre is part of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage and is the recognised source of reference for Olympic knowledge. Its missions include to make Olympic knowledge accessible, foster academic education and research and support the academic community engaged in Olympic studies.

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