Grant winners – 27 October 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

October 27, 2016
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Leverhulme Trust

Research fellowships

Child survivors of genocide: making sense of memory

Modernist roots: early ecology and modernist literature in Britain, 1900-1945

Research project grants

Frozen but not forgotten: microbial habitability and preservation in planetary fluids

  • Award winner: Anthony Kenyon
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £331,470

Understanding and controlling dynamic functional oxides

National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment programme

A randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial of fenofibrate to prevent progression of non-proliferative retinopathy in diabetes (LENS: lowering events in non-proliferative retinopathy in Scotland)

Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a trauma-focused guided self-help programme versus individual trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (RAPID-TFCBT)

The Namaste Care intervention to improve the quality of dying for people with advanced dementia living in care homes: a realist review and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

ASSURE 2 – advanced steel shaping using reduced energy

Adaptive multiple propagating mode wearable antennas

In detail

Senior fellowship

Award winner: Gordon Blair
Institution: Lancaster University
Value: £2,503,460

The role of digital technologies in understanding, mitigating and adapting to environmental change

While cities have capitalised on the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing to change the ways urbanites live and work, there has been little capitalisation on the natural world. This fellowship will aim to discover new ways of enabling the countryside to reap the benefits of the digital age. It will focus on three major areas of digital innovation – the IoT, cloud computing and data science – and examine how digital data can inform land management, support food security and tackle biodiversity loss. “Technology’s...role in managing environmental change is significantly under-developed,” says Gordon Blair, distinguished professor of distributed systems at Lancaster University. “For example, the internet of things has the potential to provide rich, real-time data for the natural environment at a scale previously unimaginable. Science has a crucial role in interpreting the torrent of complex information we can now capture, but to do this science has to change.”

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