Grant winners – 22 October 2015

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 22, 2015
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National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

  • Award winner: Judith Mary Stephenson
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £726,557

Improving the acceptability and uptake of LARC to young women

Survival improvement with cholecalciferol in patients on dialysis – the SIMPLIFIED registry trial

Health Services and Delivery Research

Understanding employee whistleblowing in healthcare

Chemoxy International

  • Award winners: Roslyn Bill and Karen Wilson
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £105,842

Exploring a tandem bio-chemo catalytic approach to the sustainable production of high-performance coating additives from glucose

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Examining cloud induced variability in brown dwarfs

cpRNA proteins: novel candidates for environmental control of photosynthesis

Receptive field development through synaptic plasticity

Economic and Social Research Council/Department for International Development

ESRC-DFID Urgency Grants

In response to the migration crisis the ESRC is providing £1 million to support UK social scientists to conduct research with migrant and refugee populations who have entered Europe across the Mediterranean

Missing migrants and deaths at the EU’s Mediterranean border: humanitarian needs and state obligations

Transitory lives: an anthropological research of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean

In detail

Award winner: Elspeth Guild
Institution: Queen Mary University of London}
Value: £131,064

Documenting the humanitarian migration crisis in the Mediterranean

Despite the urgency of the migration crisis – nearly 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since the start of 2015 – and the attention that it has received, little is known about migrants’ experiences. Agencies hold quantitative records on arrivals in Italy, yet no database exists that offers a comprehensive picture. Consequently, society lacks thorough understanding of questions such as: who are the migrants?, where do they seek to go? and how are they governed along the way? This project will find answers and in doing so, untangle the category of “mixed migration” flows – the prevailing means to describe the experiences and governmental practices associated with migrant journeys. Understanding this is crucial for the development of an effective response to the crisis. The team will build a database offering a quantitative and qualitative picture of migrants and the ways they are governed en route.

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