Grant winners - 24 October 2013

October 24, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Early Career Fellowships

These offer salary costs for researchers at the beginning of their academic careers, providing them with the opportunity for advancement and enabling them to undertake significant pieces of original publishable research. The awards are worth up to 50 per cent of each fellow’s salary to a limit of £23,000.

A concrete future: building dreams in peri-urban Mozambique

The design, chemistry and applications of carborane-containing nanoparticles

High-throughput materials modelling from first principles

  • Award winner: Ulrike Bauer
  • Institution: University of Bristol

Plants in full armour: mechanical defence at the plant surface

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Mark W. Jones
  • Institution: Swansea University
  • Value: £89,523

Advanced visualisation techniques for urban modelling/simulation

Temporal characteristics of gaze perception


Royal Society

  • Award winner: Wilson Poon
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh

The physics of bacteria-soft matter mixtures

  • Award winner: Ifor Samuel
  • Institution: University of St Andrews

Organic semiconductor optoelectronics: challenges and opportunities

  • Award winner: Peter Golyshin
  • Institution: Bangor University

Assessment of water-quality indices of some recreational surface waters in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa as a tool for capacity development in the impoverished province


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

  • Award winner: Jacqueline Swan
  • Institution: University of Warwick
  • Value: £356,645

Improving the capabilities of NHS organisations to use evidence: a process model

  • Award winner: Rebecca Randell
  • Institution: University of Leeds
  • Value: £529,196

A realist process evaluation of robotic surgery: integration into routine practice and impacts on communication, collaboration and decision-making

In detail

Matthew Longo, Birkbeck, University of London

European Union/European Research Council
Starting Grant Scheme

Award winner: Matthew Longo
Institution: Birkbeck, University of London
Value: €1.5 million

Building body representations: an investigation of the formation and maintenance of body representations

This project will investigate how the brain constructs body image. “Several types of sensory signal provide information about the body, making it the multisensory object par excellence,” said Matthew Longo. “Little is known, however, about how information is integrated to construct the rich body representations we all experience.” This project fills the gap. “Body representation operates from the bottom up as a fusion of primitive elements into larger complexes, as well as from the top down as segmentation of an initially undifferentiated whole into more basic parts,” he added.

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