Grant winners - 10 April 2014

April 10, 2014

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Seasonality, mobility and storage in Palaeolithic hunting societies

  • Award winner: Abigail Williams
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £206,386

A new history of reading and authorship in the 18th century


Modifying semiconductors by exciting electrons

  • Award winner: Murray Grant
  • Institution: University of Exeter
  • Value: £200,129

Re-engineering plant defences to nullify phytopathogen virulence strategies

  • Award winner: Russell Minns
  • Institution: University of Southampton
  • Value: £210,002

High-harmonic spectroscopy as a tool for the study of photochemical reactivity

Iodonium salts: new varieties and novel reactions


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

  • Award winner: Anne Bernassau
  • Institution: University of Glasgow
  • Value: £34,999

Acoustic control and digital counting


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement.

Parameterised combinatorial optimisation problems

  • Award winner: Douglas Parker
  • Institution: University of Leeds

Interaction of moist convection with weather and climate systems


European Commission

EVOBLISS: technological evolution of synergy between physico-chemical and living systems


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

  • Award winner: Sheila Harvey
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £28,353

Survey and point prevalence study of sedation practice in UK adult general critical care units

In detail

Max Saunders, King's College London

European Research Council

Award winner: Max Saunders
Institution: King’s College London
Value: €2.2 million

Ego-media: The impact of new media on forms and practices of self-presentation

This project will look at how digital and social media have transformed how we write about and present ourselves online. In considering the implications of the growth of new digital methods of self-expression on notions such as individuality, creativity, privacy and sociability, the study will examine the shift from traditional biographical and autobiographical forms such as letters, diaries, journals and memoirs to the immediacy and often fragmented forms of self-presentation available on social media. It will also question the impact of digital technologies such as Facebook, blogging and Twitter on how we portray ourselves.

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