Grant winners – 21 July 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

July 21, 2016
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Leverhulme Trust

Research fellowships

Causes and consequences of a novel sex determination mechanism in a butterfly


Virginia Woolf’s social and historical research: the author as note-taker

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Unveiling novel functions of peroxisomal lipid-binding proteins in interorganellar cooperation and regulation of lipid metabolism

Development of Brillouin spectroscopy for mechanotransduction research

Perception and integration of nutritional signals in plant root systems: solving the mystery of K-Fe-P interactions

Generation of genome-wide CRISPR knockout libraries for pig and chicken

Monitoring enzyme activity with a hyperpolarised MRI biosensor

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

The mobile museum: economic botany in circulation

Community experience of conflict in Haiti: assessing the emotional legacy of civilian deaths as a result of intense use of force by UN peacekeepers

Notes from the zone of Kaif: the life and work of Azazello – hippy, poet, drug addict and artist

Multilingualism: empowering individuals, transforming societies (MEITS)

In detail

Award winner: Julia Laite
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London
Value: £203,040

Trafficking, smuggling, and illicit migration in gendered and historical perspective, c. 1870-2000

This project will investigate illicit migration and trafficking in the 19th and 20th centuries from a global perspective. The team will collaborate to produce a comparative study of trafficking and clandestine migration in the British and Russian empires. A digital collaboration project will bring together historians studying trafficking, smuggling and illicit migration in other areas of the world. The project’s collaborative nature will allow researchers to explore methodological questions including: how can we write a collaborative global history of trafficking that also captures national, local and individual factors, and how can we develop lasting collaborations between those who research the history of trafficking around the globe?

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