Grant winners - 27 June 2013

June 27, 2013

Royal Society

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

The importance of the fluorine source for late-stage fluorination

New materials for clean energy applications

 

National Institute for Health Research

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

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

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

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

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

 

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Sciences

Chemistry at cold plasma-liquid interfaces

New roles for old transcription factors

Interaction between new and existing buried infrastructure

Advanced atom traps for precise rotation sensing

In detail

Guy Cook and Alison Sealey

Humanities

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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