WADA launches Call for Proposals for 2025 Scientific Research Grants

Help advance anti-doping research  

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to launch the new Call for Proposals for the 2025 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, new methods, and new ways to improve doping detection. 

Since 2001, WADA has invested more than USD 90 million in research grants for more than 650 projects. These grants are critical because they increase the volume and diversity of research dedicated to developing new and improved detection methods for performance-enhancing substances and methods. 

To submit expressions of interest for 2025 Scientific Research Grants Program 

Scientists interested in submitting an expression of interest (EOI) as part of our 2025 Scientific Research Grant Program are invited to do so beginning on 1 July* 2024 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. EOIs will go through an initial review process prior to selected research teams being invited to submit a full application. Each granting year will consist of three cycles of review of EOIs and subsequent full applications. The cycles are scheduled to align with WADA’s Executive Committee meetings, during which funding decisions are made. All relevant deadlines are presented in the table below and are also available on WADA’s website.  

To support scientists, further details regarding the submission and review processes are available in the Application Guidelines for Scientific Research Grants

Important deadlines for the three cycles in 2025: 


Granting Year 

EOI submitted by 

EOI Decision 

Full Application submission 

Decision notice expected by 




Mid-November 2024 















*Please note that applicants will only be able to submit EOIs for the 2025 Scientific Research Grant Program starting on 1 July 2024, at which point Cycle 2 of the 2024 Scientific Research Grant Program will close.