Applications are invited for João Havelange Research Scholarship which aimed at promoting football-related scientific research. Applicants from Switzerland are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
The scholarships are intended to encourage and facilitate the work of researchers who’ve completed their studies and have already been awarded a university diploma, bachelorâs degree, state examination, doctorate or an equivalent degree.
The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an unaffiliated study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. CIES was created in 1995 as a joint venture involving the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchâtel, the City and State of Neuchâtel. Using aÂ multi-disciplinary approachÂ (law, sociology, geography, history and management) CIES providesÂ research, top-levelÂ educationÂ andÂ consultingÂ services to the entire world of sport.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue research.
Study Subject: 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:
Scholarship Award: The maximum possible amount for one scholarship award is USD 30’000.-.
Number of Scholarships: One scholarship is available.
Scholarship may be taken in Switzerland
Eligibility: The following criteria should be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
The scholarships are intended to encourage and facilitate the work of researchers who’ve completed their studies and have already been awarded a university diploma, bachelorâs degree, state examination, doctorate or an equivalent degree. The research will be conducted within an academic environment (i.e. Upon request by the candidate, the research might be conducted under the supervision of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) at Neuchâtel University.
Nationality: Applicants from Switzerland are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must happen to be awarded a university diploma, bachelorâs degree, state examination, doctorate or an equivalent degree.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language isn’t English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Please send your completed form by post before 1st September. The applicant(s) shall fill in the form and return it, duly completed, to CIES using the following documents (in this particular order, please don’t fold or staple the sheets):
a) Research plan (maximum 7 pages) which must include:
- Summary of the project (maximum 1 page)
- Theoretical framework
- Methodology, questions and hypotheses
- Objectives and academic relevance of the study
- Main results/outputs expected
- Table of contents
b) List of prior publications and research work
c) Curriculum vitae
d) Copy of passport
e) Detailed budget in US Dollars (maximum USD 30’000.-)
f) Certified copies of academic qualifications (diploma, degree, doctorate, etc.)
g) Recommendation letters from two professors
h) Certification of language proficiency (e.g. copies of language course diplomas) if mother tongue isn’t one of the official FIFA languages (English, French, Spanish or German).
Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications is the September 1 each year.