We are pleased to inform you that the rules and the application form for the 2015 edition of the IOC OSC PhD Students Research Grant programme have been posted on the IOC website.
As from this year, the grants will be allocated to candidates whose applications are submitted under two differentiated categories and 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 Committees (NOCs) of their country.
The eligibility criteria, application procedures and deadline (26 September 2014) remain 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 President or Secretary General of the NOC explaining the significance of the research proposal for the NOC’s activities and projects.
We kindly ask for your help by disseminating the programme worldwide via your networks and contacts and encouraging the participation of high-level candidates.
Thanking you for your attention and cooperation, we remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information.
Head of University Relations
IOC Olympic Studies Centre