Grant winners - 7 March 2013

March 7, 2013

National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Models of care for the delivery of secondary fracture prevention after hip fracture: a health service cost, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness study within the South Central region

Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network

  • Award winners: Judy Scully, Jo Lyubovnikova and Pawan Budhwar
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £86,440

To assess and demonstrate the financial and social impact of My Time CIC services, a community mental health support project

 

Leverhulme Trust

Philip Leverhulme Prizes
Classics

Archaic and classical Greek poetry, especially Stesichorus, Pindar and Sophocles

Classical reception, intellectual history, Greek literature and philosophy

Major Research Fellowships

  • Award winner: Joya Chatterji
  • Institution: University of Cambridge
  • Value: £104,038

South Asian histories of citizenship

  • Award winner: David Wyn Jones
  • Institution: Cardiff University
  • Value: £82,796

Vienna and the culture of music: 1700, 1800, 1900

Law

  • Award winner: Kimberley Brownlee
  • Institution: University of Warwick
  • Value: £70,000

Legal and moral theory: civil disobedience, ideals, punishment, human rights

 

Economic and Social Research Council

DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme

  • Award winner: Orazio Attanasio
  • Institution: Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Value: £309,441

Improving productivity in developing countries: identifying bottlenecks and obstacles to investments and technology adoption

  • Award winner: Cesar Luis Jorge Revoredo-Giha
  • Institution: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
  • Value: £360,378

Assessing the contribution of the dairy sector to economic growth and food security in Malawi

 

In detail

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

 

Award winners: Matthew Terry and Alison Smith

Institutions: University of Southampton and University of Cambridge

Value: £500,000

A new model for chloroplast-to-nucleus communication during seedling development

This three-year project will study the transmission of information within plant cells, examining the mechanism of communication between chloroplasts and the nucleus. “Solar energy is the only significant source of new energy for our planet,” Matthew Terry explains. “The process of photosynthesis in chloroplasts can harvest this energy. We need to understand exactly how photosynthetic cells communicate and function if we are to develop better bioenergy systems.” The project will examine how the photosynthetic apparatus is assembled efficiently and safely in the early stages of seedling development, and how this may be affected by environmental conditions. It is hoped the research will provide indicators that may be useful in crop plant management and chloroplast biotechnology.

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