UEFA Research Grant Programme (UEFA RGP)

Nyon , Switzerland
Up to 1 yr
A prestigious grant programme designed for academics working in partnership with national associations to deliver research that improves strategic decision-making in European football.

Full description

Programme overview

The UEFA RGP has been established to support visionary research on European football. It is for anyone working on, or already holding, a PhD who is analysing European football from a variety of academic disciplines. Once completed, the research is shared with the 55 UEFA member associations and is used for growth and development purposes. Grant applicants must submit a recommendation letter from a UEFA member association, this ensuring that their project is undertaken in line with contemporary issues and has the highest practical value possible.


The UEFA RGP helps:

• Researchers to conduct their research in the best possible conditions, with access to both funds and data (from national associations and UEFA), and gaining international recognition;
• National associations and UEFA to gain access to the latest research analysing European football from a variety of academic disciplines in order to further develop their own activities and projects.

Programme details

Who: Researchers holding a research position at a university or equivalent institution with the support of a European football national association

When: Annually, deadline for applications – 31 March

How long: 9 months’ research

Grant: Individual grant of up to 15’000 EUR, joint grant of up to 20’000 EUR

Number of grants: 6 grants per cycle (total dotation 100’000 EUR)

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