Aimed at promoting football-related scientific research, the João Havelange Research Scholarship is awarded to a researcher of university degree or equivalent for studies in the following fields of sport:
The scholarship was set up by current FIFA President, Mr. Joseph S. Blatter, in honour of former President, Dr. João Havelange, who stepped down from his role in 1998.
The CIES manages on behalf of FIFA the evaluation and awarding of scholarships through a Selection Committee composed of academics specialised in the field.
The dead line for submitting applications is the 1st of September of each year. FIFA and CIES shall notify the applicants of the Selection Committee’s decision in writing by the 15th of January. Any application received after this deadline will be considered as part of the next year´s application process.
Brochure of the João Havelange Research Scholarship.