PhD Projects


The Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine has broad expertise in the medical care of football teams, football-specific performance diagnosis as well as optimization of training and preventive aspects of football. Currently there are no projects available. Students willing to apply with self- or otherwise funded PhD projects are advised to submit a proposal within the research focus of the institute.


The institute currently awards two full-time PhD scholarships (1000 €/month) for up to three years. Interested PhD candidates can apply for one of the following topics Perceptual Training in Football or Prevention of Muscle Injuries in Football (Flyer can be downloaded below). Complete applications have to be send to the program coordinator Dr. Sabrina Skorski (s.skorski@mx.uni-saarland.de) until the 31st of December 2016. For requirements for applications please click here. A detailed guide for submitting applications can be found here.

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The PhD student´s work is jointly supervised by two experts within the specific area of the projec. Prof. Jan Mayer will be co-supervisor for the project on Perceptual Training in Football. For each PhD researcher, a supervision agreement as well as an “individual training and supervision plan” between her/him, the program coordinator and both supervisors will be issued.


Supervision Agreement

Individual Training and Supervision Plan (ITSP)


The PhD student is advised to report the progress of his/her project regularly (once in 6 months) as described in the ITSP. Furthermore, regular presentations in scientific colloquia or scientific workshops are mandatory for all PhD students.