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
Sciences

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
Humanities

  • 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.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

Felipe Fernández-Armesto takes issue with a claim that the EU has been playing the sovereignty card in Brexit negotiations

Female professor

New data show proportion of professors who are women has declined at some institutions

John McEnroe arguing with umpire. Tennis

Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman explain how to negotiate your annual performance and development review

Man throwing axes

UCU attacks plans to cut 171 posts, but university denies Brexit 'the reason'

opinion illustration

Eliminating cheating services, even if it were possible, would do nothing to address students’ and universities’ lack of interest in learning, says Stuart Macdonald