17 PhD projects in Sport Ethics and Integrity (funded by the European Union)

17 PhD projects in Sport Ethics and Integrity (funded by the European Union)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA): Doctoral Training Network (DTN): Sport Ethics and Integrity (DAiSI)

Applications invited for individual research projects for Doctoral Candidates (DCs)

The DoctorAl Training Network iSport Ethics and Integrity (DAiSI) has established an interdisciplinary network of research institutions and non-governmental organisations in the field of sport ethics and integrity. It will produce a cohort of doctoral candidates (DCs) that are capable of understanding, developing, and critiquing the complex ethico-legal challenges in sporting contexts around the globe. The DAiSI Doctoral Training Network (DTN) will form a new generation of experts and sport officials equipped with the necessary theoretical and methodological skills to identify, prevent, and manage current and future threats to sport integrity in both sport ruling and sport-related government bodies. The DTN will contribute to the development of the European dimension of sport, taking into account the specific characteristics of sport and the importance of sport integrity. In so doing, it will directly respond to objective 3, 6 and 9 of the EU Work Plan, to: “Support a sustainable and evidence-based sport policy”; “Strengthen the international dimension of EU sport policy, especially through exchanges and collaboration with governments and stakeholders outside the EU,”; and to “Intensify the dialogue and cooperation at EU level with the sport movement and other relevant stakeholders…” (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:42020Y1204(01)&rid=1).

Academic Consortium Partners: 

KU Leuven (Consortium Lead), Leuven/Belgium; Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz/Germany; Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo/Norway; Swansea University, Swansea/Wales; University of Lausanne, Lausanne/Switzerland

Associated Partners: 

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU); Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU); Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA); International Olympic Committee (IOC); Union of European Football Associations (UEFA); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Further information and links to the specific doctoral projects and the application websites can be found here: