Application Process

International Candidate Profile:

The candidate for an Olympic Solidarity scholarship should be a coach with the following characteristics. 

He or she must:
• belong to a federation of a sport on the Olympic programme;
• hold the rank of official coach recognized in his/her country of origin and/or by the respective International Federation;
• be active and able to prove that he/she has practical experience as a coach at national/international level
• be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English
• submit ICECP Application Summary Form 
• submit NOC Endorsement Certification Form
• submit Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• submit passport photo (electronic version preferable)
• submit letter of support from NOC
• submit letter of support from National Federation
complete Olympic Solidarity Scholarships for Coaches Application (application available on the NOC extranet). NOC applications will be managed by Olympic Solidarity following the normal procedures.

NOTE: New to the ICECP application procedure, Olympic Solidarity MUST receive the Olympic Solidarity Scholarships for Coaches Application by 14 May 2018. The USOC will not consider candidatures whose applications Olympic Solidarity has not received by 14 May 2018. The new procedure will also mean that candidates will not receive ICECP acceptance confirmation letters until after their candidatures have been approved for a scholarship by Olympic Solidarity and the respective International Federation. Acceptance notifications will be sent forth to accepted candidates between the middle and end of June 2018. Accepted candidates needing a Visa to enter the United States should begin their Visa application procedures immediately after receiving acceptance confirmation letter from the USOC and the ICECP.

The individual must be committed to returning and making an important and sustainable contribution to his or her sport and Olympic movement through application of the knowledge and experience gained from the program. Participants will be selected on the basis of their background and project proposal, as well as will be subject to approval by Olympic Solidarity and the International Federation of their sport, if wishing to benefit from an Olympic Solidarity scholarship. In accordance with the IOC’s promotion of women in leadership positions in sport, NOCs are encouraged to support candidatures from women.

National (U.S. Resident) Candidate Profile:

The candidate for a United States Olympic Committee  scholarship should be a coach with the following characteristics. 

He or she must:
• belong to a National Governing Body (NGB) of a sport on the Olympic or Paralympic program
• hold a coaching rank or certification from their National Governing Body in coaching or coach education or international federation certification
• is recognized and approved for the program by their National Governing Body’s coaching education or high performance departments for the program
• be active and able to prove that he/she has practical experience as a coach at performance level within their sport in the U.S.
• be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English
• submit ICECP Application Summary Form 
• submit Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• submit letter of support from NGB

The individual must be committed to returning and making an important and sustainable contribution to his or her sport and Olympic movement through application of the knowledge and experienced gained from the program. Participants will be selected on the basis of their background and project proposal, as well as will be subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee and their National Governing Body. In accordance with the IOC’s promotion of women in leadership positions in sport, NOCs are encouraged to support candidatures from women.

If you have questions, please contact USOC at: ICECP@usoc.org.