Grant winners - 20 November 2014

November 20, 2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Technology Programme

Audio data exploration: new insights and value


Capillary bed bioreactor: improved estimation of dermal bioavailability


Standard Research

Energy-saving innovations and economy-wide rebound effects

 

National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme

An open randomised trial of the Arabin pessary to prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancy – STOPPIT – 2


Aspirin for venous ulcers: randomised trial (AVURT)


Preventing infection using antibiotic impregnated long lines (PREVAIL)

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Humanities

Developing new approaches to dating ancient irrigation features


From Roman England to Roman Britain: rural settlement, society and economy


Promoting national and imperial identities: museums in Austria-Hungary


Grading evidence of mechanisms in physics and biology

 

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Science in Culture Innovation Awards

The eye’s mind – a study of the neural basis of visual imagination and its role in culture

In detail

Jason Hall, University of Exeter

Award winner: Jason Hall
Institution: University of Exeter
Value: £64,187

Poetry by numbers, then and now: metre, mathematics, machines and manufacture

This project centres on a Latin verse machine, invented by John Clark in the early 19th century, which “composes” lines of poetry in a random sequence. The study aims to discover the competencies, methods and skill sets needed to build such a device, as well as the extent to which the convergence of these specialisms can be put to productive use today to inform restoration projects relating to Britain’s technological heritage. Hall and his team will study the machine and documents relating to its use to try to understand its operation, preserve it and return the device to a functioning state. The project will also construct virtual and actual replicas of the machine.

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