The BWF provides grants to assist in the funding of applied sports science research in badminton. The application process runs from June to July each year. During this period the application form will be posted on the BWF website.
The BWF Sports Science Commission has 3 key goals and the research grants are there to assist in achieving these goals:
- 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 practitioners.
- To contribute towards the increased knowledge of performance and safety at the international level – of coaches and players.
The BWF has an annual budget of $50,000 for badminton research projects. Grant applications may come from institutions or individual academics conducting research in any of the following areas relevant and specifically applicable to badminton.
A list of BWF funded University research projects and Downloads
The aim of the study was to investigate a newly developed Danish Badminton Fitness concept (B-FIT) investigating health related markers and specific badminton performance among Danish high school students, some recreationally active but none involved in regular badminton activities, compared to a standard high school 8-week badminton program (BAD).
This project aimed to identify: (a) the average response time of elite level badminton players, (b) the frequency of anticipatory behaviours which occur in elite level badminton and (c) how contextual factors such as format of the game (i.e. women’s, men’s, singles and doubles matches), the outcome of the match (i.e. win, lose), and the stage of the match (i.e. set 1, set 2) impact on both average response time and frequency of anticipatory behaviours.
The aims of this research project were (1) to develop a new agility test that assess both the perceptual and motor capacity, (2) to examine the test’s concurrent and construct validity and its test-retest reliability, and (3) to evaluate the specificity of this test to badminton players.
The main aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and severity of acute and overuse injuries in junior badminton players, aged under 19 years old (17-19 years). the most common sites of injury were also studied. the correlation between their anthropometric status, foot alignment and injury was examined. in addition, differences in explosive strength between the injured and non-injured junior badminton players was evaluated.