Grant winners – 12 May 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

May 12, 2016
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Novel design analysis tools to increase precision and reduce variation in hip replacement performance

Unlocking the potential of model-predictive control in non-domestic building energy management: automated configuration and optimisation of control

Softer frustrated Lewis pair catalysis for harder substrates: stannyl cations for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to methanol and methyl formate

Nicotinic ligand development to target smoking cessation and gain a molecular-level understanding of partial agonism

Natural Environment Research Council

Research grants

Bumblebee worker reproduction as an independent test of Haig’s kinship theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting

Earthquake energy budget and coseismic fault temperature from seismological observations

Migration of CO2 through North Sea geological carbon storage sites: impact of faults, geological heterogeneities and dissolution

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

Listening across disciplines

OPAL: the Oxford-Paris Alexander Project – transnational perspectives in a digital age

The First World War and global religions

In detail

Award winner: Sarita Malik
Institution: Brunel University London
Value: £1,214,120

Creative interruptions: grassroots creativity, state structures and disconnection as a space for ‘radical openness’

The past 10 years has seen a flood of nationalisms and an increase of anxieties converging around culturally “different” minority communities. This has been propelled by the economic crisis, media, global flows and processes of fragmentation of the state. Despite all communities producing exclusions, certain ones have been disenfranchised, demonised and culturally pathologised. Uncertainties surrounding immigration, cultural difference and rights and responsibilities are linked to the team’s topics of colonialism, race and resistance. Their aim is to explore the creativity these circumstances produce. Creative interruptions will interrogate disconnection as a site of productive resistance and, through a range of creative methods, connect the disconnections found in different communities. It aims to reveal different senses of community by asking what happens when we look at disconnection through the lens of creativity. The project will also examine the cultural politics at work that invoke and engage with marginalised individuals, organisations and networks.

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