Research Grants

BWF provides the opportunity for research institutions and individuals to apply for research grants to assist in the funding of applied sports science research in badminton.

The BWF Sports Science Commission has three key goals and the research grants assist in achieving these goals:

  1. To encourage and widen interest and investment in applied research in Badminton.
  2. To improve the level and quantity of scientific material available to players, coaches and badminton practitioners.
  3. To contribute towards the increased knowledge of performance and safety at the international level – of coaches and players.


The BWF has a research grant budget of $70,000 for 2017 – 2018 grant applications.

Individuals and institutions can apply for a grant to assist in their research projects in badminton. In this year’s funding, BWF are particular interest in research connected to the health benefits of badminton and injury prevention.

Grant applications may come from institutions or individual academics conducting research in any of the following areas relevant and specifically applicable to badminton:

– Physiology
– Biomechanics
– Sports psychology
– Performance analysis
– Match analysis
– High performance pathways
– Sports Anthropometry
– Sports injuries / injury prevention
– Or other areas as agreed by the Sports Science Commission

Downloaded the following from the above.

  • Information on the Programme and Request for Proposal
  • Application Form


Applications close on Friday 04 August 2017

Contact Ian Wright for more information –