Grant winners – 11 June 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

June 11, 2015
Grant winners

Leverhulme Trust

International networks

Advanced research on generation of THz and X-ray radiation

Evaluating methods of aesthetic enquiry across disciplines

Research project grants

The evolution of eye salience as a signal for communication

Probing regulation of the complement system by factor H on biomimetic surfaces

An investigation of the effects of multi-language acquisition across the lifespan

National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Developing meta-ethnography reporting guidelines and standards for research (eMERGE)

Nurse staffing levels, missed vital signs observations and mortality in hospital wards: modelling the consequences and costs of variations in nurse staffing and skill mix. Retrospective observational study using routinely collected data

Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes programme

  • Award winner: Tristan McCowan
  • Institution: UCL Institute of Education
  • Value: £398,396

Pedagogies for critical thinking: innovation and outcomes in African higher education

Research grants – CSDP Projects

Utilising big data in the practice of torture survivors’ rehabilitation

Data resource construction: open data, grant-making data and the organisational and financial base of the third sector

Developing the use of administrative data on Scotland’s civil society

In detail

Growth Research Programme

Award winner: Naufel Vilcassim
Institution: London Business School
Value: £329,000

Complementing managerial capital with business information: a field experiment on international consulting for entrepreneurs in Uganda and Rwanda

With the aim of gaining insights into marketing’s role in expanding small businesses in emerging markets, researchers will explore the impact of providing owners of small businesses and microenterprises with better business information and consulting services. Using a randomised controlled trial research methodology, the team will evaluate the effectiveness of two innovative solutions for stimulating firm performance in emerging markets. In Uganda, business professionals from around the world will be matched with small business owners to offer one-on-one consulting via mobile telephony, Skype and email. In Rwanda, a mobile telephony-based system will allow entrepreneurs to manage information about business finances and marketing practices.

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