WADA delays call for proposals for 2021 Social Science Research Grant Program to October

Jun 11, 2020

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the Agency has delayed its call for proposals for its 2021 Social Science Research Grants Program (Program) by six months to October 2020 in order to better accommodate the academic community in light of COVID-19.

As reported to WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) in May 2020, WADA’s Education Department --  along with the Agency’s Social Science Review Panel and Education Committee -- took this decision primarily in response to feedback that researchers, which were awarded grants as part of the 2020 Program, are currently experiencing delays in starting their projects due to campus closures; restricted access to, and contact with, research subjects; and, in some cases, an inability to obtain the required authorization to finalize grant contracts.  The Agency will leverage this delay to further develop its Social Science Research Strategy (Strategy).