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.
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.
Applications for the UEFA Research Grant Programme must reach UEFA by 31 March 2019 (24.00 CET).