Grants awarded in the Sport and Exercise research programme

23 April 2018

This summer, four new research projects will be launched in the context of the Sport and Exercise research programme. This research programme was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, and its partner funding bodies, the NWO Domain Science, SIA (the national coordinating body for practice-oriented research) and NOC*NSF (the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation). The projects include multidisciplinary research in the field of (elite) sport and exercise, which all has a data science component. The projects match the themes of the Knowledge Agenda Sports and Exercise, which focus on improved performance, lifelong exercise, and the value (or values) of sport.

A total of 19 grant applications were received in the autumn of 2017. The budget of 1.68 million euros was sufficient to fund four two-year projects (with a maximum grant of €420,000 per application). The research projects are carried out by consortia involving institutions of higher professional education, universities, and sports organisations.

The granted projects are:

Dr N Schipper-van Veldhoven - Kids First, towards a pedagogical sport climate - Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Zwolle); Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen; The Hague University of Applied Sciences; the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University; Mulier Institute; Kennispraktijk; NOC*NSF; KNHB (the Royal Dutch Hockey Association) and KNVB (the Royal Dutch Football Association)

Dr R. Dekker - PIE=M Physicians Implement Exercise is Medicine - University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the Huis voor de Sport Groningen, the City of Groningen, the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Science, the Amsterdam Public Health Institute, Lifelines, and the Knowledge Centre for Sport

Dr T.M.H. Eijsvogels - Thermo Tokyo: Beat the Heat - RadboudUMC, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and NOC*NSF

Dr D. Reidsma - Smart Sports Exercises - University of Twente, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Zwolle, Sportservice Veenendaal, InnoSportLab Sport en Beweeg! and LedGo

Source: NWO