The Grants Program Supporting excellence & innovation in anti-doping science funded by the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) supports investigators worldwide working on anti-doping research. Current research priorities of the program are:
- Developing methods of cost-effective testing to detect and deter the use of banned and illegal substances.
- Developing testing protocols to detect designer substances used for doping purposes.
- Improving existing analytical methods to detect particular drugs, ex. GH, IGF-1, EPO, hCG.
- Developing analytical methods to detect performance enhancing drugs not currently detectable.
- Longitudinal urinary excretion patterns, metabolism and dose-concentration.
- Critical reviews to support interpretation of laboratory data.
- Alternative specimens, (ex. oral fluid, dried blood/plasma spots) for testing.
The amount of funding provided depends on the project proposal, on average, past projects have received 200,000 USD. Around 30% of applicants are awarded funding. There are three assessment rounds per year.
Letters of intent are due: March 1, July 1, and November 1.
Full applications are due 30 days after the letters of intent, i.e. April 1, August 1, or December 1.
The next letters of intent are due on November 1, 2023 and full applications are due on December 1, 2023.
December 1, 2023