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The New PCC Fellowship Program

The PCC wants to ensure our programs best serve the community of scientists carrying out the important work that helps us meet our mission: detecting and deterring the usage of performance enhancing drugs through high quality science.

In 2017, we realized the PCC Fellowship Program [1] could be updated to better suit the needs of contemporary researchers. Spurred and encouraged by feedback from PhD investigators globally and our Scientific Advisory Board, the PCC has made changes to its Fellowship Program in the hopes it will be more accessible AND more appealing to young scientists.

Namely, we’ve removed the requirement for PCC Fellowships to take place over two years in a WADA-Accredited laboratory. While this option (the “Laboratory Track Fellowship”) still exists as a unique opportunity for those seeking a career in anti-doping, we understand that leaving one’s host institution (and oftentimes, home and family) is not always practical, or possible. In this vein, the PCC has added the “Research Track Fellowship”, which allows PCC Fellows to carry out research at the institution of their choice, under the mentor of their choice.*

For those choosing the Research Track, an optional (highly encouraged) two week visit to a WADA-Accredited laboratory is offered to provide additional context for how current and future research may be used in a real world anti-doping setting. The visit would be supported and facilitated by the PCC.

The PCC Fellowship program remains a vehicle to provide young scientists financial support, world class mentorship, and unique laboratory access while they perform anti-doping related research. This prestigious opportunity is offered to eligible PhD applicants world-wide.

Here is a high-level summary of programmatic changes:


Additional Details

Full program details and instructions can be found via our Fellowship Instructions [3]. However, some main points are detailed here:
Research Track:

Laboratory Track

For both tracks, eligibility and program requirements remain static:

PCC Fellowship candidates wishing to apply will do so during regular grant cycles. Pre-applications will be due March 1st , July 1st , and November 1st  of 2018.  Click  here to apply. [5]


*Both institution and mentor must be approved by the PCC Scientific Advisory Board and must provide suitable equipment and expertise to carry out the proposed anti-doping research.