The UEFA Research Grant Programme is designed to establish a series of awards of up to €20,000 to support the valuable work of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers studying European football. By shedding new light on football and the myriad ways in which it interrelates with society as a whole, quality research can help the members of the European football family fulfil their mission and reach more informed decisions.
Medical sciences awarded (2014/15):
• Risks versus benefits: should youth football players be encouraged to take creatine? (by Pascale Kippelen, Brunel University (UK))
• Player load monitoring: Protecting the elite player from overload using miniature high frequency triaxial accelerometers (by Mark Robinson, Liverpool John Moores University (UK))
Medical sciences awarded (2013/14):
• The effects of mental fatigue on repeated sprint ability and cognitive performance in football players (by Samuele Marcora, University of Kent (UK))
• Football as a novel therapeutic approach to pediatric obesity. A randomized controlled trial and its effects on fitness, body composition, cardiometabolic and oxiadive markers (by André Seabra, University of Porto (Portugal))
Medical sciences awarded (2012/13):
• The validation and application of an integrated metabolic cost paradigm using high frequency GPS technology in soccer to assess match play training load (by Doran Dominic, Liverpool John Moores University (UK))
• Influence on injurability and injury recovery time of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved connective tissue repair (by Ricard Pruna, University of Barcelona (Spain))
Medical sciences awarded (2011/12):
• Effect of extreme environmental conditions on decision-making ability of active referees and additional assistant referees (by John Brewer, University of Bedfordshire (UK))
• Protect her knees: Exploring the role of football-specific fatigue on dynamic knee stability in female youth football players (by Mark De Ste Croix, University of Gloucestershire (UK))
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