How long have you been around?2016-05-09T15:51:00-06:00

The PCC was founded in 2008 by the US Anti-Doping Agency, the US Olympic Committee, Major League Baseball, and the National Football League. Research has been funded steadily since our inception.

Why should I do anti-doping research?2016-05-09T15:48:33-06:00

Different people have different reasons for doing anti-doping research. Many of them are committed to protecting clean athletes in sport while others are interested in the innovative nature of the field. Either way, the researchers form the backbone of our work and we are committed to their success as they do research for the PCC and anti-doping worldwide.

How can I apply for a fellowship?2016-08-18T11:29:44-06:00

Through the PCC website, here​.

What are fellowships?2016-05-09T15:47:46-06:00

Fellowships are two year programs that match aspiring scientists with opportunities to work in anti-doping laboratories. The Fellowship Program represents the PCC’s investment in the future of the anti- doping science community.

What are working groups?2016-05-09T15:47:02-06:00

Working Groups were invented by the PCC as a way to determine answers to targeted questions about particular substances or methods. The success the PCC has seen in developing its working groups is unprecedented. Several scientists from diverse backgrounds and regions collaborate to tackle a unique challenge of major relevance to current anti-doping policy and testing.

How many projects have you funded?2016-05-09T15:46:34-06:00

To date, the PCC has funded over 60 projects, over half of which have resulted in submissions to peer reviewed scientific journals

How much research have you funded?2016-05-09T15:46:06-06:00

To date, the PCC has awarded over $15 million in grant funding to deserving scientists to fund research or equipment that support anti-doping.

What distinguishes your work and labs?2016-05-09T15:33:47-06:00

The PCC funds leaders in anti-doping research – so the scientists we fund are the major distinguishing factor. Beyond the considerable talent, the PCC sometimes invests in the most up-to-date equipment to ensure laboratories have the high-tech infrastructure they need to protect clean athletes through their various projects.

Can I visit a lab?2016-05-09T15:33:14-06:00

Not at this time. However, make sure to follow our social media accounts (links in footer) for upcoming behind the scenes videos and interviews about anti-doping laboratories.

Where are WADA-accredited labs located?2016-07-05T11:32:33-06:00

All over the world: Park City, Utah. Montreal, Canada. Koln, Germany. Also, many of our funded researchers use the labs at their place of work or study, for instance, the Australian Institute of Sport.

For a full list of WADA-Accredited and Approved laboratories, please visit WADA’s Laboratory Page

Is there a current anti-doping crisis?2016-05-09T15:30:32-06:00

New ways to enhance performance are constantly being developed, which is why PCC research on testing methodologies or identifying performance enhancing substances is so important. For discussions related to the political and ethical ramifications of doping, protecting clean athletes, and the current doping climate, we encourage you to visit resources from our partner, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

What are your researchers working on now?2018-11-16T18:59:15-07:00

We will be adding both ‘funded research’ and ‘what’s next’ features to our site shortly. Check back soon! Currently, the PCC has 23 funded projects in progress.

I have a great idea for research. How do I apply for funding?2016-08-24T10:05:49-06:00

Just visit the Apply Now section on our website to get started.

Who can apply for funding?2016-05-09T15:25:18-06:00

The PCC funds researchers worldwide.

Who decides what research projects are funded?2016-08-24T10:08:13-06:00

Our Scientific Advisory Board is made up of preeminent leaders and experts in science and anti-doping. Board members have an average of 32 years of experience and vary from clinical researchers to former athletes. Learn more about our board here.

What are my chances of being funded?2016-08-24T10:09:24-06:00

Funding is dependent on the quality and relevancy of your research proposal. For more information on PCC Research Funding Priorities, visit here. However, the PCC funds approximately 30% of all funding requests.

When will I hear back?2016-08-24T10:07:26-06:00

The PCC accepts pre-applications three times annually: March 1, July 1, and November 1.  Full applications are due one month later. Applicants will be notified within 8-12 weeks of the application deadline. Micro-grant applicants may receive funding in as little as one week.