Grant winners - 27 March 2014

March 27, 2014

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

The timing and duration of mid-ocean ridge flank hydrothermal chemical exchange

Functional metamaterials for nanophotonics


Leverhulme Trust

Major Research Fellowships

A social history of British performance cultures 1900-39: law, surveillance and the body

Knowing darkly: systematic theology on the problem of sin and redemption

Weighty matters: anthropometrics, gender and health inequality in Britain’s past

Reshaping democracy after authoritarianism: responses to neo-fascism in Europe


Research Project Grants


Neuropeptide “cocktails”: is there a message in the mix?

The mystery of bird migration: testing hypotheses of true navigation


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Algal oils by design: a new biotech platform for high-value lipids

Combined use of novel diagnostic tools and strategic vaccination to control bovine brucellosis in endemic areas

DNA damage induced phosphorylation and regulation of NF-kappaB

In detail


Economic and Social Research Council

Award winner: Laleh Khalili
Institution: Soas, University of London
Value: £633,870

Military mobilities and mobilising movements in the Middle East

This project will explore the development of cities, infrastructures, ports and transport in the Middle East and the Gulf states with the aim of producing a socio-historical account of the emergence of the technological grand projects of harbour-dredging, port-building, shipping and the accumulation of capital in transport. The role of war, trade and commerce, and struggles over citizenship and labour rights in the making of ports, transport infrastructure and shipping in the region will be explored in the project, which will also consider the part played in these ventures by migrant workers, military logistics personnel, finance and insurance brokers, and local and faraway powers. Laleh Khalili will draw on her previous research on the US military to provide a focus on mobilities, military supply chains and logistics, with the intention of mapping the interactions and partnerships between the US military, private firms and local regimes.

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