Grant winners - 16 January 2014

January 16, 2014

Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

Using Yang-Mills theory to understand objects with five spatial dimensions in M-theory (M5-branes)

Mechanisms of cyanobacterial transcription


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Learning from marine wood borers: enzymes and mechanisms of lignocellulose digestion

Investigating depth perception in non-human vision using the dynamic camouflage of cuttlefish


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

What is/are the best oral anticoagulant/s for primary prevention, treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolic disease, and for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation?

ACTIB (assessing cognitive behavioural therapy in irritable bowel): a randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness of therapist-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy and web-based self-management in irritable bowel syndrome


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Vocal learning and the importance of noise

Real-time discovery on next-generation telescopes with graphics processing units

Computer-delivered social stories to reduce challenging behaviour in ASD

Embodied evolutionary computing design: vertical axis wind turbine case study


Scripture, dissent and deaf space: St Saviour’s, Oxford Street

In detail

Award winner: Jules Holroyd
Institution: University of Nottingham
Value: £220,608

Bias and blame: do moral interactions modulate the expression of implicit bias?

This project will explore whether moral interactions – such as being blamed or being held responsible – are useful tools for regulating implicit bias. Studies have shown that implicit biases – automatic associations made without reflective control – can lead to unintentionally different or unfair treatment of stigmatised individuals. Such biases are common, resistant to deliberate moderation, and significant influences on judgement and action. Psychologists and philosophers have developed and tried strategies to regulate implicit bias, but none has looked into holding individuals responsible. This is what the team will investigate.

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