Grant winners - 19 September 2013

September 19, 2013

Royal Society

Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships

The scheme is designed for scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties. Employing institutions receive the full salary cost of teaching replacements. Fellowships cover all areas of the life and physical sciences, excluding clinical medicine.

Cohomological Donaldson-Thomas theory: structures and examples

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement.

Oxidative folding and redox signalling in the mitochondria intermembrane space

  • Award winner: Bert van den Berg
  • Institution: Newcastle University

Understanding antibiotic uptake by studying bacterial outer membrane transport


Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC–RGC (Hong Kong) Bilateral Award Grant Winners

Cross-cultural differences in biased cognition

  • Award winner: Susan Batchelor
  • Institution: University of Glasgow
  • Value: £78,045

(Re)imagining youth: a comparative sociology of youth leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong

Cross-cultural study of family influences on executive functions in late childhood


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

The role of speech motor resonances in spoken language processing

  • Award winner: Benedetta Bassetti
  • Institution: University of York
  • Value: £181,486

Effects of orthography on phonology in second language speakers of English: pronunciation, phonological awareness, speech perception and spelling

  • Award winner: Melanie Britton
  • Institution: University of Birmingham
  • Value: £149,951

Magnetic resonance imaging of aluminium and zinc electroplating in ionic liquids

  • Award winner: Manfred Buck
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £104,436

Supramolecular self-assemblies as nanotemplates for electrodeposition

In detail

Marion Löffler, University of Wales


Award winner: Marion Löffler
Institution: University of Wales
Value: £85,302

Knowledge transfer and social networks: European learning and the revolution in Welsh Victorian scholarship

Thomas Stephens’ Literature of the Kymry helped to lay the foundations of modern Welsh learning. It was originally composed as an essay for a cultural competition sponsored by Lady Augusta Hall of Llanover. Stephens’ archive is now held by the National Library of Wales. “The material raises questions as to how a poor chemist’s apprentice was able to become an internationally acclaimed scholar,” explains Marion Löffler. “It highlights the importance of the financial and social patronage of local upper classes for success and social mobility.”

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