Launch of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme 2017/2018

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has launched a new edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme intended for established researchers engaged in Olympic-related research.

Main objective

To promote advanced research with a humanities or social sciences perspective by established researchers in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. For the 2017/2018 edition, a list of eighteen priority fields of research has been identified dealing with key IOC activity areas.

Who is eligible to apply?

All university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate and who currently hold an academic/research appointment/affiliation covering the period of the grant.

Selection Committee

The Grant Programme Selection Committee is composed of academic experts who are world-renowned for their involvement in Olympic studies. The relevant IOC departments and a selection of peer reviewers are also involved in the selection process.

To find a detailed description of the evaluation and selection process and the pool of Peer-reviewers who have contributed to the programme in the past, please consult our website.

Application files

Application files, and any related correspondence, should be sent to The OSC by email before 3 February 2017. The complete explanatory document (including the full list of priority fields of research) and the application form are available on our website.


The Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme is one of the two research programmes run by The IOC Olympic Studies Centre. To learn more about the other research opportunities, please click here.

To find out more about The Olympic Studies Centre, please consult our web site. If you are interested in our collections, we invite you to discover the Olympic World Library (OWL), an independent library catalogue, entirely dedicated to Olympic knowledge

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