Grant winners – 17 March 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

March 17, 2016
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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.

Drugging the undruggable: discovery of protein-protein interaction modulators

Wavelength-scale biosensors to explore biology at the level of individual cells

University Research Fellowships

Photogating nanofluidics: ultrafine spatially controlled diffusion and reactivity

Searching for sterile neutrinos with liquid argon

Polarised light as an alternative to colour in animal vision

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

WLP+ (Whole Life Performance Plus)

Layered extrusion of metal alloys (LEMA)

  • Award winner: Adrien Desjardins
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £1,087,560

All-optical pulse-echo ultrasound imaging for real-time guidance of minimally invasive procedures

Natural Environment Research Council

Sources and emissions of air pollutants in Beijing

Real-time assessments of wind-related damage to electricity infrastructure (societal theme: sustainability)

A decision framework for integrated green grey infrastructure (IGGIframe)

In detail

European Union – European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights

Award winner: Adele Jones
Institution: University of Huddersfield
Value: €400,000


(This grant was awarded in response to a call issued by the EU delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean titled “Towards a Future Free from Domestic Violence”)

This project will investigate domestic violence in the countries of Grenada and Barbados and use the data gathered to develop an interactive, role-playing computer game aimed at changing attitudes in potential perpetrators of violence while empowering those at risk of victimisation. Adele Jones, professor of social work at the University of Huddersfield, told Times Higher Education that the project was motivated by the “high prevalence of domestic violence” in the region. “[It] is investigating the impact of domestic violence on women who may be especially vulnerable, are particularly marginalised, or who may have difficulties in leaving a violent relationship.” The groups were chosen “because there is virtually no research in the Caribbean” about keeping them safe. The team will also study the views of men and youth from two groups: those convicted of offences who are accessing behaviour change programmes, and those who grew up in violent homes but are not violent.

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