Grant winners – 13 October 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 13, 2016
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Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

The design, chemistry and biochemistry of carborane metallated particles

P-adic aspects of the Langlands program through arithmetic geometry

The rise of mountains

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

  • Award winner: Matteo Carandini
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £496,003

Combining vision with action one synapse from the eye

Real-time in situ sensing of soil nitrogen status to promote enhanced nitrogen use efficiency in agricultural systems

Smart breeding for salad rocket

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

  • Award winner: Olalla Castro‑Alvaredo
  • Institution: City, University of London
  • Value: £229,185

Entanglement measures, twist fields and partition functions in quantum field theory

Resilient remanufacturing networks: forecasting, informatics and holons

Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

The evolution and origins of arthropod RNAi

  • Award winner: Andy Chow
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £72,865

Agent-based modelling and optimisation of transport network resilience

In detail

European Research Council
Consolidator Grant

Award winner: Rachel Brooks
Institution: University of Surrey
Value: €1.75 million

Constructing the higher education student: a comparative study of six European countries (EuroStudents)

Europe has over 35 million students, but to date there has been no clear insight into the extent to which understandings of “the student” are shared. This project will explore how the modern higher education student is conceptualised and whether this varies across and within nations. It is hoped the study will challenge assumptions about common interpretations of “the student” across Europe, which underpin initiatives such as increasing cross-border educational mobility. Looking at Denmark, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Spain, the team aims to discover how understandings of the higher education student are produced, shaped and disseminated by policymakers, the media and higher education institutions, and how students of different national and social backgrounds understand the higher education student. It will also consider to what extent students’ understandings are consonant with those of policymakers, the media and higher education institutions.

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