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FIFA Research Scholarship

What is the FIFA Research scholarship?

Aimed at promoting football-related research, the FIFA Research Scholarship is awarded to a researcher of university degree or equivalent for studies in the following fields of sport:

  • Law
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • History

The CIES manages on behalf of FIFA the evaluation and awarding of scholarships through a Selection Committee composed of academics specialised in the relevant field.

The deadline 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 FIFA Research Scholarship.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The existing FIFA Research Scholarship Regulations are currently under review. A new version of the regulations will be available from May 2019 onwards. Please regularly check our website for further details and for a copy of your updated research brochure which will contain the new regulations and other information relating to the FIFA Research Scholarship.