Secular tendency of growth and physical and psychological well-being. Financed by: Regional Government of Azores, Regional Direction of Sports. Research team: Manuel João Coelho e Silva (IR), António José Barata Figueiredo, José Pedro Leitão Ferreira, Cristina Padez, Robert Marion Malina.
Els aintaments i l’Esport a Catalunya. Financed by: Agencia de Géstio d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca [2008-2012]. Research team: Nuria Puig (IR) (INEF of Catalunha), Rui Gomes, Member of the Advisory Committee.
NEAFA FCDEF - Center for the Study of Adapted Physical Activity of FCDEF-UC. Project co-funded by the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian. 3000 Euros. Coordination: José Pedro Ferreira (IR), Maria João Campos.
Oral-respiratory mucosal immune responses during ultra-marathon competition in a desert based environment. Financed by: University of Coventry. Research team: Ricardo Costa and Ana Maria Teixeira (IR), Luís Rama. Institutions participants: Sport and Exercise Science Applied Research Centre, Health and Life Sciences Faculty, Coventry University, UK, CIDAF, FCDEF-UC.
Pró and anti-inflammatory cytokine balance during ultra-marathon competition in a desert based environment. Research team: Ricardo Costa and Ana Maria Teixeira (IR), Luís Rama and Fátima Rosado. Participant institutions: Sport and Exercise Science Applied Research Centre, Health and Life Sciences Faculty, Coventry University, UK, CIDAF, FCDEF-UC. Financed by: University of Coventry.
Self-esteem, self-confidence and physical self-concept in practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity with visual disabilities. (in the scope of the Master course of Exercise and health in special populations). Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC, University of Madrid, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences of the University of Bristol, Department of Sport Sciences of the University of Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Research team: José Pedro Leitão Ferreira (IR), H.A. Vilagra, C. Dave, K. Douglas.