Grant winners - 22 January 2015

January 22, 2015

German Academic Exchange Service

Project Funding: Promoting German Studies in the UK

  • Award winners: Erica Carter, Chris Homewood, Annie Ring, Claudia Sandberg and Alexandra Pontzen
  • Institutions: King’s College London, universities of Leeds, Cambridge, Southampton and Duisburg-Essen
  • Value: €64,200 (£49,052) (2015 and 2016)

German Screen Studies Network


  • Award winner: Ed Turner
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: €68,220 (2015 and 2016)

Comparing housing policy in Britain and Germany


Reading violent politics: transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to political extremism in Germany since 1968

 

Nuffield Foundation

Research and Innovation Grants

Evaluating a parent-delivered language enrichment programme for disadvantaged preschool children


  • Award winner: Michael Devereux
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £154,051

Developing a business profit tax fit for the 21st century

 

Leverhulme Trust

International Networks
Sciences

  • Award winner: Natalie Shlomo
  • Institution: University of Manchester
  • Value: £113,184

Bayesian adaptive survey design network


  • Award winner: Richard Pettigrew
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £77,554

The scientific approach to epistemology


Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Mary Corcoran
  • Institution: Keele University
  • Value: £161,064

Voluntary sector adaptation and resilience in the mixed economy of resettlement


Untangling the enigmatic origins of placental mammals with fossils and genomics


  • Award winner: Peter Culmer
  • Institution: University of Leeds
  • Value: £193,864

Sense and sensibility: an optimisation framework for tactile sensing

In detail

Anne Green, University of Warwick

Economic and Social Research Council
Part of the Public Policy Institute for Wales’ “What Works in Tackling Poverty” programme

Award winner: Anne Green
Institution: University of Warwick
Value: £177,672

Harnessing growth sectors for poverty reduction: what works to reduce poverty through sustainable employment with opportunities for progression?

Employment has been seen as a key route out of poverty. But the benefits where pay is low are questionable. In-work poverty has become an important issue as labour market changes have led to shifting working practices and a polarisation between lower- and higher-paid jobs that impedes progression in employment. There is a need for more “good” jobs that individuals can access and progress in. The research seeks to fill a gap in evidence about what works in harnessing growth sectors for poverty reduction. The study involves identifying growth sectors, the number and profile of jobs therein and their growth trajectories, and reviewing evidence on what helps people in poverty gain entry to growth sectors and how their progression can be facilitated. Other key elements of the study include case studies of practical initiatives to harness growth sectors for poverty reduction; and bringing together and testing the findings, and identifying policy levers available for harnessing growth sectors for poverty reduction, and how they might be best used.

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