2016 Ph.D. Students Research Grant Program
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Studies Center has launched the 2016 Ph.D. Students Research Grant Program intended for doctoral students engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture.
Two differentiated categories and objectives are proposed:
Open Subject – Encourage Ph.D. students to undertake doctoral research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on any aspect of the Olympic phenomena. All projects dealing with the Olympic Movement and/or the Olympic Games will be considered.
National Olympic Committees’ Policy Priority – Encourage Ph.D. students to undertake doctoral research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on topics of interest to the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of their country.
The second option is organized in collaboration with Olympic Solidarity.
The grant program has a third objective common for both categories which is to promote IOC heritage consultation by facilitating access to the historical archives of the IOC, the library collections and the image archives.
Who is eligible to apply?
All current postgraduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program within the human and social sciences and having Olympism, Olympic sports or the Olympic Games as one of their research topics.
Rules, application form and deadline for submission
Rules and application form available on www.olympic.org/studies.
Deadline for submission is September 25, 2015.
The Grant Program Selection Committee is composed of experts who are world-renowned for their involvement in Olympic studies, and of OSC representatives.