Grant winners – 14 April 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

April 14, 2016
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Translational responses to stress: a global view

Mycobacterial determinants of survival and fitness within the bovine host

Investigation of efflux pump biocide and antibacterial resistance mitigation in organisms within biofilms

Leverhulme Trust

Major research fellowships

The Roman and late antique Cyclades: networks, economy and religion

Tracing the Holocaust: the international tracing service and European history

Cohering the community? School policy and practices around community cohesion

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Early career fellowship

Reputation, trust, and privacy in the sharing economy: a network science approach

Research grants

Accurate free energy calculations for biomolecular catalysis of electron transfer

MuSIC: multi-functional skins incorporating carbon

STORMLAMP – structural behaviour of rock mounted lighthouses at the mercy of impulsive waves

In detail

Economic and Social Research Council

Award winner: Alan Walker
Institution: University of Sheffield
Value: £170,964

EXTEND: Social inequalities in extending working lives of an ageing workforce

Europe is experiencing significant demographic change – an ageing population, shrinking workforce and increased life expectancy. Consequently, there is a need to raise the activity rate of older workers in a way that is healthy and productive for them, their employers and nations as a whole. The major hurdle to this is the different contexts that workers find themselves in, in their respective countries. This project aims to examine inequalities in relation to extending working lives. It will measure these inequalities through a number of pertinent issues such as changes to retirement and pension policies, the health of older workers and retirees, skills and training, and regulative and legislative frameworks. The study will use the social services sector as a key example due to the barriers currently being faced by health and care professionals.

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