Grant winners - 22 May 2014

May 22, 2014

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

Energy efficiency through advanced optical diagnostics and modelling

Geophysical fluid dynamics and climate

Outer spaces in geometric group theory

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Molecular and functional characterisation of protein-lipid interactions at the bacterial host interface

Establishment, maintenance and modulation of heterochromatin domains

Measurements of telomere length at different life stages as predictive biomarkers of health, reproduction and longevity in dairy cattle

Investigating the role of neuropsychological processes in stress induced negative affective states and associated behaviour

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Sciences

Development of a rapid diagnostic test for amphibian chytridiomycosis

Quantitative use of pattern recognition in the analysis of complex data distributions

Circumventing limits in memory retrieval

Humanities

The medieval parish churches of Norwich: city, community and architecture

In detail

Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent

Award winner: Jennie Batchelor
Institution: University of Kent
Value: £185,147

The Lady’s Magazine (1770-1818): understanding the emergence of a genre

This will examine the historical and cultural significance of one of the most influential periodicals of its day (and precursor of the modern women’s magazine). It affords a “unique window” into women’s engagement with the world at the turn of the 19th century, Dr Batchelor said. “First, we will produce an annotated index of contributor pseudonyms, which will allow us to analyse career profiles, and list, where we can prove them, the identities of individual magazine authors. Second, we will produce a statistical/interpretive analysis of the magazine’s generic composition as the publication reimagined itself to reflect shifting literary tastes and cultural values over five decades.” The project may serve to “revise our conceptions of Romantic-era print culture”, she added.

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