We are pleased to inform you that the rules and the application form for the 2016 edition of the IOC OSC PhD Students Research Grant programme have been posted on the IOC website.
As for the previous edition, the 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 (25 September 2015) 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 NOC President or Secretary General explaining the significance of the proposed research for the NOC’s activities and projects.
We kindly ask for your help in disseminating the programme worldwide via your networks and contacts and encouraging the participation of high-level candidates. You will find enclosed a single-page document summarising the key information concerning the grant programme which we invite you to print, copy and distribute in any academic conference or meeting you attend.
Thanking you for your attention and cooperation, we remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information.
Manager External Relations and Academic Programmes
Olympic Studies Centre