Grant winners – 15 June 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

June 15, 2017
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Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants


Metropolitan science: places, objects and cultures of practice and knowledge in London, 1600-1800

Employment, politics and culture in Scotland, 1955-2015

Research Leadership Awards

SONOVOX: the social neuroscience of voices

Living well within limits (LiLi)

Natural Environment Research Council

Releasing divalent cations to sequester carbon on land and sea

From arc magmas to ores (FAMOS): a mineral systems approach

Experimental adaptation and speciation in rotifers

Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Adult ageing and social attention: the role of cognitive decline and social motivation

  • Award winner: Fiona Steele
  • Institution: London School of Economics
  • Value: £633,392

Methods for the analysis of longitudinal dyadic data with an application to intergenerational exchanges of family support

Impacts of smoke-free public places legislation on youth smoking uptake

  • Award winner: Kearsy Cormier
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £160,451

Language attitudes in the British deaf community: evidence from the British Sign Language Corpus

In detail

Award winner: Alison Donnell

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £412,750

Caribbean literary heritage: recovering the lost past and safeguarding the future

This project will focus on the fragile literary heritage behind the celebrated field of Caribbean writing. It will explore the current range and character of this heritage and investigate how chronicling the literary past can influence which authors are read and how, where and by whom. In addition to accomplishing a detailed analysis of the literary legacy, the researchers hope that by exposing the issues surrounding this cultural inheritance to a broader audience, they can help to improve our understanding of what may be lost but can be recovered, as well as what literary archives may look like in a digital age. The project, led by Alison Donnell, will also showcase the diverse styles, genres and personae that Caribbean writers assumed when writing in the UK. Both well-known and obscure authors will be studied.

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