WADA reminds stakeholders of Spontaneous Applicant Pool for Expert Advisory Groups


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to remind stakeholders of the Spontaneous Applicant Pool, which we launched in June 2021, to encourage applications for our Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs).

WADA’s EAGs are bodies created to provide ongoing technical advice and special expertise to WADA Standing Committees and WADA Management. The following EAGs are currently in place:

*Subject to a different membership process involving an election.

It should be noted that applications submitted by experts to the Spontaneous Applicant Pool are not for specific vacancies on the EAGs; rather, they are kept on file for consideration for future opportunities. Generally, in October of every year, the applications on file are reviewed and considered as it relates to any EAG vacancies for the following year.

The Spontaneous Applicant Pool may also be referred to as it relates to the formation of Working Groups (WGs), which WADA forms on an as-needed basis.

Please note that applicants will only be contacted in the event that they are being considered for an EAG (or WG) for which their expertise is sought. 

How to submit applications

To be considered, applicants are kindly requested to submit the following:

  1. Completed Spontaneous Application Form
  2. A written Expression of Interest (cover/presentation letter) clearly referencing the EAG for which their expertise is applicable; and
  3. An updated Curriculum Vitae(1), fully outlining the applicant’s experience and expertise, and which includes two reference contacts.

All of the above required information should be sent to Please note that incomplete applications will not be retained.

Applications will be kept on file for a period of four years, after which time applicants will be contacted to confirm their interest in remaining in the Spontaneous Applicant Pool for future consideration. Should applicants opt out of the Pool, their information will be destroyed in accordance with the Agency’s Candidate Privacy Policy.

For any questions related to WADA’s Spontaneous Applicant Pool, please contact us at:

(1)     For purposes of review, evaluation and approval, applicants consent to the sharing of their curriculum vitae and applicant file (and personal information contained therein) with WADA, in accordance with Article IX. Candidate Privacy Policy of WADA’s Governance Regulations. Applicants are asked to review the Candidate Privacy Policy for details about how their personal information will be processed by WADA. By submitting their application, candidates confirm that they have read and understood the policy and accept its terms.