The application process for the Sport Science Research Grants (2018-2019) is now open. The deadline for applications is Friday 10 August 2018.
The focus of research in 2018-2019 will be on the health benefits of badminton and injury prevention. Institutions and individuals involved in sport science research can apply for post-graduate research grants that are related to the following areas of study:
-High performance pathways
-Sports injuries/injury prevention
-Or other areas as agreed by the Sport Science Commission
The BWF’s Sport Science Commission has three key goals, which are: to encourage and widen interest and investment in applied research in badminton; to improve the level and quantity of scientific material available to players, coaches and badminton players; and to contribute towards the increased knowledge on performance and safety at the international level – for coaches and players.
The key considerations for awarding the grant will be:
-Relevance: The research question should be relevant and specifically applicable to badminton and the context of badminton;
-Outcomes: Which benefit badminton players, coaches or entourage members;
-Originality: The focus of the research is a new area of research for badminton or adds value to existing research in badminton.
-Quality: The research proposal has a high quality of design and methodology.
-Mechanistic Insight: The researcher has an existing interest in the sport and what is current and relevant for badminton.
-Immediate Impact: The research has as an applied aspect – clinical or training/performance.
The BWF has a research grant budget of $70,000 for the 2018-2019 grant applications. The selection of the proposals will be made by 14 September 2018 and the applicants informed around the same time.