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Better sport through outstanding research

The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science funds research in the field of sports. Sports include everything from club sports to exercise, physical activity, performance and training for children, young people, adults and the elderly. CIF strives to support research of the highest quality and relevance at Swedish universities and to disseminate that knowledge to the outside world.

The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science has been assigned the task of initiating, coordinating and supporting sport research, for providing information and being responsible for monitoring state aid to sport.
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News

30 Nov
Allocation of projects, postdocs and support to organizations and networks for the year 2022 was decided by CIF's board on 30 November 2021.
25 Nov
Decision on research grants for 2022 will be made by CIF's board on 30 November. The decisions will be published on the website on 1 December.
18 Jun
You can now apply for funding from the Swedish Research Council for Sport Science (Centrum för idrottsforskning, CIF) for 2022. The total sum to be distributed is approximately SEK 22 million.
27 May
The next call opens on June 18. Then you will able to read all the information related to the call. This is also when CIF's digital application system opens.
12 May
When applying for a research grant, you must use CIF's digital application system. The system opens in June 2021 and closes on 15 September 2021.
12 May
The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science supports research that is relevant to sport. Sport can be broadly defined as, “all physical activity in which individuals consciously engage for reasons including the maintenance and improvement of health and performance, competition or recreation.” The Board has drawn up definitions of “relevance to sport”, which define the types of research which it supports.