Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

True Sport Foundation
April 30, 2024

Are you currently active in sport? Are you studying at the post-secondary level in an area that relates to values and ethics in sport? Do you think that sport is not achieving or delivering the experience that it could or should for values-based or ethical reasons? Do you believe that Canadian sport is facing important values-based or ethical challenges that are not being fully addressed and maybe not even seen?

If the above questions resonate, then there is an opportunity for you to apply for this sport study scholarship!

The Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport.

It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The fund’s capital is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and annual earnings are used by the TSF to support financial awards in the area of values and ethics in sport with the intent to support:

  • The critical examination of and an open dialogue on the compelling values-based and ethical challenges in today’s sport;
  • Protecting and enhancing the quality and value of the sport experience from ethical threats;
  • Ensuring the integrity of the conduct of sport; and
  • Watching over the values, ethical codes, and principles on which sport is founded.

How to Apply

Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Must be active in Canadian sport; as an athlete, practitioner (coach, official, administrator) or educator (teacher, university or college faculty, etc.); and,
  • If an athlete, must be engaged in post-secondary education.

Learn more and apply online.

Each candidate’s proposal will be reviewed and assessed using the following evaluative framework, i.e. proposal will be critiqued against:

  1. The subject focus and scope of the project/study and its importance to Canadian Sport.
  2. The clarity of the values-based and or ethical question/challenge that the proposal will address.
  3. The quality of the project/study design, e.g. evaluate the 3 phases: i) formative/preparation; ii) study conduct/approach and iii) analysis, summary and application.
  4. The potential impact and usefulness to Canadian sport.

Priority will be given to those proposals that relate to topics of character, conduct and integrity versus those of an administrative, managerial or operational nature that lack a core values challenge.