Grant winners - 13 June 2013

June 13, 2013

Economic and Social Research Council

Transformative Research Call: ‘Transforming’ Social Science

Maximum limit of £250,000: the funding will run for 18 months.

The biosocial archive: transforming lifecourse social research through the incorporation of epigenetic measures

  • Award winner: Vincent Reid
  • Institution: Lancaster University

Understanding light in the late-term human fetus: proof of concept for social research techniques


The Wellcome Trust

  • Award winner: David Lowe
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £154,240

Advancing a transformative health technology: smartphone-based rapid, non-invasive telemonitoring and symptom prognosis for progressive neurological disorders


European Commission

The distributed core for unlimited bandwidth supply for all users and services (DISCUS)


Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

  • Award winner: Derk-Jan Dijk
  • Institution: University of Surrey

Individual differences in sleep-wake regulation: a multidisciplinary approach

  • Award winner: Alicia J. El Haj
  • Institution: Keele University

Engineering cells and tissues for regenerative medicine and stem-cell therapies

  • Award winner: Hilary Ranson
  • Institution: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Ensuring the sustainability of malaria vector control


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Dye-sensitised NiO photocathodes for solar fuel generation

Online self-tuning learning algorithms for handling historical information

  • Award winner: Leonid Kulakov
  • Institution: Queen’s University Belfast
  • Value: £84,070

A phage metagenomics approach to forecast the evolution of microbial communities

International Networks

  • Award winner: Elleke Boehmer
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £26,289

Planned violence: postcolonial urban infrastructures and literature

In detail

James Mark, University of Exeter

Award winner: James Mark
Institution: University of Exeter
Value: £974,056

1989 after 1989: representing revolution in a globalised world

“Although ‘1989’ quickly became understood as a watershed moment, both elite and social interpretations of its meaning and relevance are diverse,” Professor Mark said. “The 1989 settlements continue to be contested in Eastern Europe itself, as most recently evidenced in the Bulgarian protests last winter. We will consider the impact of the collapse of European state socialism, examining the ways in which liberal readings of its demise have become an important part of Western identity, and how its fall has been addressed in places where state socialism survived, such as China or Cuba.”

The study is recruiting postdoctoral fellows and PhD students: see Exeter’s website for details.

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