Grant winners – 12 January 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

January 12, 2017
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Natural Environment Research Council

Research grants

Novel animal-mounted sensor technology to improve efficiency and sustainability

Social networking in plants: biodiversity as a selective force for inter-plant signalling

Why does Drosophila vary in susceptibility to parasitoid wasps?

Upscaling of greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater wetlands

National Institutes of Health Research

Public Health Research Programme

Stand out in class: restructuring the classroom environment to reduce sedentary behaviour – a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Improving care for women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation: qualitative evidence synthesis

Does occupational therapist-led environmental assessment and modification reduce falls among high-risk older people?

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

  • Award winner: Angela Hassiotis
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £1,405,284

Clinical and cost-effectiveness of a parent-mediated intervention to reduce challenging behaviour in preschoolers with moderate to severe learning disability: a randomised controlled trial

Australian Research Council

Discovery Project Grants

The mechanisms behind climate-mediated declines in kelp

How the brain parses danger signals

The molecular basis of sperm competition

In detail

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Research grant

Development in Africa with radio astronomy

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a planned radio telescope comprising a network of thousands of dishes across Australia and southern Africa that will be 50 times more sensitive than any previous radio instrument. Part of the SKA will be hosted in South Africa, and eight other African countries will be involved. As there are few astronomers in this region, the creation of the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network – using 30m dishes in each country – will form the basis of a radio astronomy training programme. Melvin Hoare’s UK team and South African colleagues will teach locals how to use and maintain the dishes, building skills useful in telecommunications and other sectors.

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