Grant winners – 18 February 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

February 18, 2016
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Royal Academy of Engineering / Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Research Fellowships

Advanced micro-optofluidic portable sensing (AMPS) technology for timely point-of-care diagnostics

Adjoint-based approaches in thermo-acoustics: understanding, modelling and controlling instabilities

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

Principles and practice of near data computing (NDC)

Stage differentiation in malaria parasites

Sources and impacts of short-lived atmospheric halogens

Instability in geometry

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Biological photovoltaic cells in ultra-small volumes

A novel technique to search for dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider

A novel proxy for reconstructing polar ocean temperatures

  • Award winner: Olmo Silva
  • Institution: London School of Economics
  • Value: £234,029

A randomised controlled trial to identify the causal effect of accelerator programmes

The cartography of computational search spaces

In detail

Award winner: Malcolm Gaskill
Institution: University of East Anglia
Value: £249,524

Inner Lives: Emotions, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300–1900

This project will investigate how, between 1300 and 1900, “our ancestors understood themselves and their environments, both seen and unseen”, according to principal investigator Malcolm Gaskill, professor of early modern history at the University of East Anglia. “We’re focusing in particular on the supernatural, and ways in which people once used emotions to communicate with invisible forces in the three interconnected contexts of the home, the community and the cosmos,” he said. “One of the main motivations was a desire to bring together historians of the medieval, early modern and modern periods, so that we could study long-term continuity and change. Historians often work within quite small timeframes, which tends to limit this kind of cultural history.” Professor Gaskill added that the team hoped to establish “some kind of model or common methodology applicable to the three periods and research areas” that will advance historical understanding of inner lives, especially the practical use of emotions.

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