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FIFA Research Scholarship

What is the FIFA Research scholarship?

The FIFA Research Scholarship aims to promote academic research on football conducted by young researchers. Thus, this Scholarship is awarded to doctoral students, scholars and young researchers whose academic research activity is documented and firmly established at an identifiable institution.

Applications for scholarships must include a research topic related to football in one of the following research fields: humanities and social sciences, law, economics or medical sciences.

The management and implementation of the scholarship has been entrusted by FIFA to the CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies). CIES coordinates the evaluation of applications and the allocation of financial support to applicants. Each year, a selection committee, composed by experts specialized in each field of research, evaluates proposals and grants the scholarships.

Applicants must comply with the following regulations to submit any scholarship application.

Furthermore, applicants must use the following online application form to submit their scholarship request:

The deadline for submitting applications is 30th September of each year. CIES will notify applicants of the Selection Committee’s decision in writing by the end of January of the following year.

For any question related to the FIFA Research Scholarship, please contact: [email protected].

A list of research projects granted with a FIFA Research Scholarship from 2015 onwards is available here.

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