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UEFA Research Grants on European Football

The UEFA Research Grant Programme was created to support the work of researchers studying for or already holding a PhD and analysing European football from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines. UEFA hopes to continue helping to get research projects off the ground that its 55 member associations can then use to further develop their own activities and projects.

Consequently, applicants must submit a letter of recommendation written by a representative of a UEFA member association in support of the proposed research. This ensures that projects are developed for and in conjunction with the national associations and that they have the highest practical value possible.

In order to foster cooperation between its member associations and European universities, UEFA now allows up to three researchers based in the territories of three different national associations to submit joint applications.

Each individual project selected by the UEFA Research Grant Jury is eligible for a grant of up to €15,000 and each joint project for a grant of up to €20,000 for a nine-month research period. 

Research proposals in the following fields may be submitted:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medical science
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

The UEFA Research Grant Jury comprises a chairman, representatives of European football and academics known internationally for their work in European football or sport in general.

The UEFA Research Grant Programme brochure, regulations, official application form and the mandatory declaration to UEFA, as well as abstracts of previous research projects, can all be found in the supporting documents section on the right.

Applications for the UEFA Research Grant Programme must reach UEFA by 31 March 2019 (24.00 CET). If you have any questions about the programme, please contact

Application date
31 Mar 2019
Up to 9 months
Europe Albania Germany Andorra Austria Belgium Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Denmark Spain Estonia Finland France North-East North-West Paris Île-de-France South-East South-West Greece Hungary Kosovo Ireland Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxemburg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Norway Netherlands Poland Portugal Czech Republic Romania United Kingdom Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Ukraine
Humanities History Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Economics Law Political science Sociology Other Medicine
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
Up to € 20.000