Anti Doping Danmark (ADD) Issues call for Proposals to 2017 Research Grants

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

ADD’s research committee has identified relevant areas of research. In this context, ADD gives high priority to projects with direct applicability in the fight against doping in sport and does not fund basic research projects.

A total of 500.000 Danish kroners will be allocated to projects addressing:

1. Prevention of Doping Use
One topic could be the role of the support personal, who was recognized as an essential part of the anti-doping program during the revision of the 2015 WADA Code. High priority would be given to projects addressing the knowledge, attitudes and practices by support personal in an anti-doping context.

2. Use of Medicine in Sports
Medicine containing non-prohibited substances are used by some healthy athletes to enhance their 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. Side Effects of Doping
Use of doping substances can cause severe side effects. The degree of side effects depends on various factors such as the doping substance used, dosage and genetics. Research projects examining the side effects of doping use are prioritized.

Application deadline for these applications is the 18th of April 2017.

In addition, 250.000 Danish kroners will be allocated to an open research fund with no specific project topics. Only requirement is relevance for anti-doping. Application deadline for these applications is the 1st of September 2017.

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 the research project is of relevance for the Danish anti-doping work.

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

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