WADA launches Call for Proposals for 2024 Scientific Research Grants and its new grant application process


Help advance anti-doping research  

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to launch the new Call for Proposals for the 2024 Scientific Research Grant Program

Science is key to driving advances in anti-doping. Innovative research helps the anti-doping community identify new trends in doping, new drugs, new delivery mechanisms, and new methods of detection. 

Since 2001, WADA has invested more than USD 90 million in more than 600 research projects, helping researchers around the world make breakthroughs in anti-doping science. These grants are critical because they increase the volume of research dedicated to developing new and improved detection methods for performance-enhancing substances and methods, while attracting researchers with innovative ways of thinking. 

To submit expressions of interest for 2024 Scientific Research Grants Program 

Scientists interested in submitting an expression of interest (EOIs) as part of our 2024 Scientific Research Grant Program are invited to do so via the Agency’s WADAGrants platform.  

As announced in October 2023, WADA’s new grant submission system welcomes researchers to submit EOIs at any time during the year. In 2024, EOIs will be grouped into two cycles, aligned with WADA’s Executive Committee meetings. EOIs will go through an initial review process prior to selected research teams being invited to submit a full application.  

Members of WADA’s Science & Medicine Department hosted a webinar in November to provide a detailed explanation of the new process. Details about the new process can also be found in the Call for Proposals

Important deadlines for the two cycles in 2024: 


Granting Year 

EOI submitted by 

EOI Decision 

Full Application submission 

Decision notice expected by 



29 February 2024 

late April 2024 

31 May 2024 

October 2024 



30 June 2024 

late August 2024 

30 September 2024 

January 2025