Anti Doping Danmark Issues call for Proposals to 2018 Research Grants

Every year, Anti Doping Danmark promotes and funds research projects in the field of Anti-Doping.

In 2018, Anti Doping Danmark’s (ADD) priorities research applications in all fields related to prevention of doping, however, high priority will be given to social science research and the three areas described below. Nevertheless, applications outside of social research are also welcome as long as they are related to anti-doping. ADD does not fund basic research. The total research grant in 2018 is 800.000 Danish kroners, and the normal project grant is between 100.000 and 200.000 Danish kroners.

High Priority Research Areas:

1. What makes people dope or stay clean?
Which factors are decisive for why people dope or abstain from doping? One subarea could be the examination of protective/preventive factors/circumstances or how to optimize the doping prevention strategy in the society/fitness sector. Another topic could be related to the social and cultural context e.g. the role of the athlete’s support personal, addressing their knowledge, attitudes and practices related to doping and anti-doping in sports.
2. Use of Medicine in Danish Sport
Medicine are used by some athletes either for therapeutic purposes, rehabilitation or without medical indication to enhance performance. Research projects focusing on the types of medicine used, the rationale for using it, the athlete’s attitudes towards it as well as the prevalence of use among Danish athletes will have high priority.

3. Prevalence of doping in society
Doping prevention strategies can be optimized if the prevalence of doping in the Danish society and the typical user are known. Although these questions are very difficult to answer, research projects addressing these important questions will have high priority.

Application deadline for these applications is the 1st of June 2018.

ADD supports research projects of high scientific quality with application-oriented potential. Projects are assessed against the following criteria (non-priority order):

  • The project's quality and originality.
  • The project's relevance to doping area.
  • Qualifications.

Applicants must have research experience and be affiliated with a recognized research institution. International research groups are invited to apply if they collaborate with Danish research institutions and the research projects are of relevance for the anti-doping work in Denmark.

The funds can be used for both salaries and operations.

Applications including annexes must be uploaded via this link (

Questions regarding the application must be directed to Anti Doping Denmark’s Scientific Consultant, Jakob Mørkeberg by email: or phone +45 4326 2538.