Grant winners

December 13, 2012


Research project grants


• Award winner: John Carr

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £241,544

Payback: do plant viruses compensate their hosts by helping to attract pollinators?

• Award winner: Alfonso De Simone

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £176,847

Combining carbon-detected nuclear magnetic resonance and simulations to study intractable proteins

• Award winner: Robert Harrison

• Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

• Value: £209,171

Has defence dictated the evolution of venom composition in spitting cobras?


Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme

• Award winner: William D. Toff

• Institution: University of Leicester

• Value: £2,194,458

The United Kingdom transcatheter aortic valve implantation (UK TAVI) trial

• Award winner: C. Jane Morrell

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £171,505

An evidence synthesis, meta-analysis and decision analytic modelling following a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent post-natal depression

• Award winner: Jean Adams

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £1,760

Parental incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of immunisations in pre-school children


Future Research Leaders Scheme

• Award winner: Andrew Manches

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £163,236

Interaction, embodiment and technologies in early years learning

• Award winner: Clare Rathbone

• Institution: Oxford Brookes University

• Value: £139,301

Memory and the self in ageing

• Award winner: Emily Katharine Grabham

• Institution: University of Kent

• Value: £163,136

Balancing precarious work and care: how well does labour law respond to women's changing work patterns?

• Award winner: George Leckie

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £150,602

Multilevel modelling of the government's new school performance measures, "floor standards" target and "narrowing the gap" priority

• Award winner: Serge Sagna

• Institution: University of Surrey

• Value: £151,467

Verb classification in Gujjolaay Eegimaa (Atlantic; Niger-Congo)


• Award winners: Roger Burrows (lead) and Caroline Knowles; Rowland Atkinson; Tim Butler; and Mike Savage

• Institutions: Goldsmiths, University of London; University of York; King's College London; London School of Economics

• Value: £583,313

Life in the 'Alpha Territory': London's 'Super-Rich' Neighbourhoods

If people construe the super-rich as a little-known social group - but one that appears to have a disproportionate impact on our lives - they need to be viewed in their natural habitat. The research will profile six carefully selected super-rich neighbourhoods in and around London. The aim is to produce datasets from which the public, policymakers and academic commentators can learn more about this group.

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