Application Process

Candidate Profile:

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

The candidate for an Olympic Solidarity scholarship should be a coach with the following characteristics.
He or she must:
• be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English; interviews will be performed to ensure English proficiency
• 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;
• submit ICECP Application Summary Form;
• submit NOC Endorsement Certification Form;
• submit Curriculum Vitae (CV);
• submit copy of passport;
• submit medical certificate;
• submit letter of support from NOC;
• submit letter of support from National Federation;
• NOCs must complete Olympic Solidarity Scholarships for Coaches Application by 1 June 2020 (application available on the NOC extranet).

NOTE: New to the ICECP application procedure, Olympic Solidarity MUST receive the Olympic Solidarity Scholarships for Coaches Application by 1 June 2020. The USOPC will not consider candidatures whose applications Olympic Solidarity has not received by 1 June 2020. 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 beginning of July 2020. Accepted candidates needing a Visa to enter the United States should begin their Visa application procedures immediately after receiving acceptance confirmation letter from the USOPC and the ICECP.

The application period is now closed!!

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.