Grant winners - 27 June 2013

Royal Society

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

  • Award winner: Veronique Gouverneur
  • Institution: University of Oxford

The importance of the fluorine source for late-stage fluorination

  • Award winner: Saiful Islam
  • Institution: University of Bath

New materials for clean energy applications


National Institute for Health Research

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Bryan Williams
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £730,247

The evaluation of blood pressure treatment stratified according to central aortic systolic pressure (CASP) in young hypertensive patients – the TREAT CASP study

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

  • Award winner: Paul Brocklehurst
  • Institution: University of Manchester
  • Value: £230,293

Determining the optimal model for role-substitution in NHS dental services in the UK


Economic and Social Research Council

Transformative Research Call: “Transforming” Social Science
Maximum limit of £250,000 and will run for 18 months

  • Award winner: Ben Anderson
  • Institution: University of Southampton

Census 2022: Transforming small area socio-economic indicators through “big data”

  • Award winner: Richard Bellingham
  • Institution: University of Strathclyde

Using big data analytics and genetic algorithms to predict street crime and optimise crime reduction measures


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Victor Chechik
  • Institution: University of York
  • Value: £153,237

Chemistry at cold plasma-liquid interfaces

  • Award winner: Stephen Busby
  • Institution: University of Birmingham
  • Value: £124,368

New roles for old transcription factors

  • Award winner: Richard Goodey
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £155,950

Interaction between new and existing buried infrastructure

  • Award winner: Donatella Cassettari
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £249,791

Advanced atom traps for precise rotation sensing

In detail

Guy Cook and Alison Sealey


Award winners: Guy Cook and Alison Sealey
Institutions: King’s College London and University of Birmingham
Value: £249,951

People, products, pests and pets: the discursive representation of animals

This project will examine how language choices realise specific stances towards animals. Findings will inform public debates on the ethics of industrial farming, animal experiments, hunting and the balance between economic and conservationist criteria in decision-making. They will provide evidence about whether current ways of speaking and writing contribute to, or detract from, positive action in sustaining the coexistence of humans and animals. The researchers hope the project will deepen the theoretical understanding of the relationship between the linguistic system of English, choices made within it and representations of animals, as well as illuminating the degree to which established ways of talking and writing are attuned to describing the rapidly changing environment in which humans and animals coexist.

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