UEFA Research Grant Programme (UEFA RGP)
The UEFA RGP is a prestigious grant programme designed for academics working in partnership with national associations to deliver research that improves strategic decision-making in European football.
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, thus ensuring that their project is undertaken in line with contemporary issues and has the highest practical value possible.
In order to foster cooperation between its member associations and European universities, UEFA 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.
Discover every final report of the projects that received a UEFA research grant on UEFA Academy Online.
Important notice: Please note that as of this year, research projects on medical topics are no longer accepted for the UEFA Research Grant Programme. A new grant, tailor-made to medical topics, will be announced in 2023 under the lead of UEFA’s Medical unit. This will enable UEFA to accommodate the specificities and constraints of medical research (longer research, needs for larger funding, etc.).