BWF Research Grants 2020-2021

September 1, 2020

In February 2020, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) published a public application process for research projects, which aim to improve the level and quantity of scientific material available to coaches and badminton practitioners, as well as to increase the players’ and coaches’ knowledge of performance and safety at international level.

Despite this year’s challenges, individuals and institutions from all over the world submitted high quality and relevant proposals to our sport.  The following projects where selected for the 2020-2021 programme:

Researcher Institution Country Project Title
01 Mr. Dong Sun Ningbo University China Develop a computational workflow to determine rehabilitation program in Achilles tendinopathy badminton athletes
02 Dr. Lea-Cathrin Dohme Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom Facilitating dual-career badminton players’ life skills through education of their entourage
03 Dr. Yuki Warashina Tokyo Keizai University Japan Development of the shoulder joint screening test criteria to prevent shoulder pain in Japanese Badminton Players
04 Taahirah Mangera University of the Witwatersrand South Africa Modelling badminton movement for injury prevention and performance enhancement
05 Dr. Daniel Fong Loughborough University United Kingdom A 3D forensic video analysis of the landing posture and mechanism of lateral ankle sprain injury in badminton
06 Dr. David Alder Leeds Beckett University United Kingdom Examining the relationship between developmental activities, coach leadership styles and the prevalence of injury
07 PhD Mette Kreutzfeldt Zebis University College Copenhagen Denmark A prospective injury surveillance study of badminton injuries in children and adolescent elite badminton players

Researchers will have until November 2021 to complete the research process and to present a final report.  After the final report is accepted by the BWF Sport Science & Medical Research Commission, the plan is to disseminate the findings through publications on BWF’s website, webinars, coaching conferences, sport science journals, etc.

If you are interested in conducting research in badminton, visit the BWF Sport Science section for more information (linked), or contact BWF Development Officer Tracy Tan at [email protected]

Next application process will open in February 2021. (link)