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Grant competition

Grant competition for visiting professors of the Master of Sports Administration Program of the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) is held once a year within the frameworks of the Olympic Scholarships Program.

Competition Goals

  • Promote development and implementation in RIOU academic process of innovative programs/courses/master classes, including interdisciplinary and partnership ones;
  • Involve RIOU professors and students in new forms of academic process structuring; promote best practices in the area of strategic management in sports industry;
  • Support professional activities of top professors in sports administration; and
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge and best practices of the world sports industry, promote development of modern education in the area of managing sports organizations, events and facilities.

Competition Objectives

  • Support of education projects that ensure substantial and measurable improvement in quality of teaching of sports industry managers and implementation of modern educational tools, i.e. trainings, business-games, master classes, case analysis and team projects;
  • Provide extra incentives for visiting professors, who offer innovative solutions and programs for teaching specialists in sports management, to work with RIOU; and
  • Provide conditions for international experience exchange in the area of managing sports organizations, events and facilities.


Foreign experts and university professors.

How to Apply:

Applicants of the Competition, officially invited by RIOU as visiting professors, have to submit the document package after official start date of the Competition - February 17 2017 and before the deadline for documents submission -  May 20 2017.

Documents have to be submitted on-line via the web-portal of the Foundation. The Foundation registers an applicant on the web-portal and e-mails him/her login details for a personal account to the address provided by RIOU.


Olympic Scholarships Program

Terms and Conditions of the Grant Competition

Schedule of the Grant Competition

Contact Information

The Foundation personnel provide consultations on the Program and the Competition by telephone: +7 495 974 3019 and e-mail: info@fondpotanin.ru.