Grant winners – 11 May 2017

This week's round-up of academics awarded research council funding

May 11, 2017
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

High-throughput phenotyping of novel root traits for early stage root-bulking in cassava using an aeroponic imaging platform


Understanding and reducing lodging in maize and rice


The mouth-gut-brain model


Cascade processes for integrated bio-refining of agricultural waste in India and Vietnam


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

What interventions that parents could deliver at home are available to improve eating in young children with neurodisability and are suitable for investigation in pragmatic trials?


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Robin Spiller
  • Institution: University of Nottingham
  • Value: £2,084,259

A randomised, placebo controlled trial to determine the efficacy and mode of action of ondansetron in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea


Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Brexit, trade, migration and higher education


Early warning service for urban pluvial floods for and by citizens and city authorities (FloodCitySense)


The “Brexit referendum” and identity politics in Britain: social cleavages, party competition and the future of immigration and integration policy


In detail

Award winner: Naomi Haynes
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Value: £133,685

Religious politics and political religion: Christian nationalism in contemporary Zambia

Religion continues to have great political importance around the world. The rise of Hindu nationalism in India or the debates about the Christian character of the European Union, for example, raise important questions such as: what are the political effects of religious nationalism, how do changes in a religion’s political status affect ritual life, belief and practice, and is it possible for a religious state to protect the rights of all its citizens, even those who fall outside the religious boundaries it creates? At heart, such debates all boil down to the question of the appropriate role of religion in public life. This project will explore this through the lens of Zambia, the only African state to have declared that it is a Christian nation. This declaration has recently caused concern for international organisations such as the United Nations because of the questions it provokes about the rights of sexual and religious minorities.

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