Applications are open for the 2017 edition of the IOC OSC PhD Students Research Grant programme.
Grants will be allocated to candidates whose applications are submitted under two categories with different objectives:
Category A: Open Subject
Objective: Encourage PhD 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.
Category B: National Olympic Committees’ Policy Priority (organised in collaboration with Olympic Solidarity)
Objective: Encourage PhD students to undertake doctoral research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on topics of interest to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of their country.
The eligibility criteria, application procedures and deadline (30 September 2016) are the same for both categories, but for applications in the NOCs’ Policy Priority category, the OSC should also receive a letter of support written and signed by the NOC President or Secretary General explaining the significance of the proposed research for the NOC’s activities and projects.