Grant winners

January 17, 2013

LEVERHULME TRUST

Research Project Grants

Sciences

• Award winner: Jelena Grbic

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £219,633

The homotopy theory of toric spaces

• Award winner: Heather Knight

• Institution: Durham University

• Value: £172,188

Control of specificity in gene expression

• Award winner: Sylvain Ladame

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £174,974

G-quadruplexes in gene promoters and untranslated regions: myth or reality?

Social sciences

• Award winner: Shira Elqayam

• Institution: De Montfort University

• Value: £75,450

Generative capacity of norms: a theory of inference from "is" to "ought"

• Award winner: Christopher Harding

• Institution: Aberystwyth University

• Value: £87,743

Explaining and understanding business cartel collusion

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Future Research Leaders Scheme

• Award winner: Margherita Pieraccini

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £165,697

Ecologies and identities: a socio-legal exploration of the marine protected areas network in English seas

• Award winner: Lotte Elisabeth Hoek

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £174,225

The ends of modernism: understanding the political uses of modernist art among Muslim intellectuals in Bangladesh since 1952

DFID-ESRC Growth Programme

• Award winner: Christopher Garforth

• Institution: University of Reading

• Value: £396,645

Innovation systems, agricultural growth and rural livelihoods in East Africa

• Award winner: Xiaolan Fu

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £480,713

The diffusion of innovation in low-income countries

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment Programme

• Award winner: Robert Howard

• Institution: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

• Value: £1,801,834

The ATTILA trial: Assistive technology and telecare to maintain independent living at home for people with dementia

• Award winner: Angela Hassiotis

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £1,428,449

Clinical and cost-effectiveness of staff training in positive behaviour support for treating challenging behaviour among people with learning disability: a multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial

IN DETAIL

• Award Winner: Ian Roberts

• Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• Value: £3,439,543

HALT-IT trial (haemorrhage alleviation with tranexamic acid-intestinal system), a large randomised placebo controlled trial among patients with acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage of the effects of tranexamic acid on death and transfusion requirement

About 50,000 people a year enter hospital because of severe stomach bleeding, and some 5,000 of them die. Tranexamic acid reduces the chances of accident victims bleeding to death. We will explore if tranexamic acid saves and improves the quality of life of patients in a study involving 8,000 people. If it does, lives could be saved at low cost by avoiding blood transfusions or operations.

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