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PhD Research Studentship in Artificial Turf at Loughborough University, UK 2012

PhD Research Studentship in Sports( football, hockey and rugby)for UK\EU students at Loughborough University, UK 2012

Study Subject(s):Sports ( football, hockey and rugby)
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: Loughborough University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

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-The successful applicant must be eligible for UK/EU funding, and will receive a minimum annual stipend
-Applicants should be highly motivated and have at least a good 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate undergraduate discipline and/or Master’s level training

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: UK/EU

Scholarship Description: Artificial turf pitches are commonly used for a variety of sports, such as football, hockey and rugby. Their mechanical properties are designed to suit the requirements of the specific sport and achieved through appropriate selection of carpet design, infill and shockpad materials. For example, in rugby impact protection and traction are key features to be considered, while in hockey a smooth surface that provides consistent ball roll is critical. This project aims to develop a suite of valid and reliable tests that can be performed on artificial turf pitches to evaluate their performance from a player perspective. These are likely to include player perception and movement tests, the latter ranging from basic movements through to sport specific and in-game scenarios. A key aspect is the sensitivity of the tests, which must to sufficient to distinguish between pitch surfaces of different properties. Such tests would represent a powerful tool in the ongoing development of new artificial turf products and in benchmarking performance against natural turf

How to Apply: Email

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 2012

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