Grant winners – 15 October 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 15, 2015
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Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

These awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

Social development and life history evolution in animal societies

Mechanisms regulating neural differentiation

Improving seismic hazard assessment in the continents with satellite geodesy

New directions in dynamical systems

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Towards a paradigm shift in the principles and practice of polar organometallic chemistry

Enhancing security through improved cryptographic reductions

MORPHINE – redesigning the coast: the morphodynamics of large bodies of sediment in a macro-tidal environment

New pathways to hearing: A multisensory noise reducing and palate-based sensory substitution device for speech perception

European Commission


  • Award winner: Corinne Spickett
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £686,440 (Aston will get the total value of the award, €3,545,010, then redistribute it to other partners. The sum it will retain for central management is still under negotiation.)

Mass spectrometry training network for protein lipid adduct analysis (MASSTRPLAN)

Leverhulme Trust

International Networks

War and nation: identity and the process of state-building in South America (1800-40)

In place of war: international network of cultural spaces

In detail

International Network

Award winner: Maud Bracke
Institution: University of Glasgow
Value: £108,509

Translating feminism: transfer, transgression, transformation (c. 1960-90)

This project will bring together academics from three continents to pursue original, interdisciplinary research on the global reach of feminist writing and women’s movements. The transformation of women’s social status is one of the most important global developments of the post-war period, yet little is known of how women’s rights campaigners and thinkers in different national and cultural settings communicated with one another, read and translated each other’s texts, and, locally, redefined and adapted ideas travelling the world. The network will discuss historical findings and theoretical approaches at three workshops and an international conference, with subsequent dissemination through academic publications and an interactive website.

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