UEFA RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMME
UEFA RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMME Supporting academic research in European football
UEFA’s objective is to support research projects that are of high relevance and interest to its 55 member associations. The closer academia and the associations cooperate, the more impact the results will have on European football. For this reason, all research projects must be supported by means of a letter of recommendation issued by a representative from a UEFA member association.
By encouraging close cooperation between the national associations and the academic community, UEFA hopes to continue its efforts in
helping to get research projects off the ground that the associations can use to further develop their activities and projects. This dialogue and cooperation are highly beneficial to all parties.
Collaboration with national associations
UEFA wishes to promote research projects that focus on topics that are highly relevant to its member associations. There are no priority topics, the idea being to give the associations free rein to decide on the projects that interest them .Consequently, applicants must submit a letter of recommendation written by a representative of a UEFA member association in support of the proposed research .
Research projects that draw parallels between multiple national associations are also encouraged (in such cases a letter of recommendation from at least one of the participating associations is required).
Researchers awarded grants by the jury will have nine months to produce a 40-page final report. This practical-based document will be primarily for the association or associations involved in the project and should be tailored accordingly. It should contain recommendations and avenues to explore, for the association representatives and UEFA.
The UEFA Research Grant Programme was created to support the work of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers studying European football. For this new edition, UEFA will award grants of a maximum total of €90,000 (broken down into individual grants of up to €15,000 each) for a nine-month research period.
Proposals for research projects in the following fields can be submitted for consideration by the UEFA Research Grant Jury:
- Political science
- Medical science
Applications must reach UEFA by 31 March 2017 in order to be considered for the next Research Grant Programme cycle.