Grant winners – 28 April 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

April 28, 2016
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Medical Research Council

Research grants

An alcohol brief intervention (ABI) for male remand prisoners: an MRC complex intervention framework development and feasibility study

Supportive supervision of mid-level health workers in rural Nepal for improved job satisfaction, motivation and quality of care

Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Making philanthropy developmentally effective

Using “naturalistic dual-EEG” to measure mother-infant brain-to-brain (b2b) synchrony in socially mediated learning

National Environment Research Council

ICE-IMPACT: International consortium for the exploitation of infrared measurements of polar climate

Innovate UK HitClean high temperature inspection and cleaning by advanced ultrasonics for effective maintenance and management of oil and gas offshore

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Silicate mineral inclusions and the composition of new continental crust

Neural and cognitive mechanisms of multimodal working memory

Reduced complexity finite element methods

Santorini: high-resolution imaging of an active volcano with 3D full-waveform inversion

In detail


Award winners: Robert Jones and Martyn Powell
Institutions: University of Leeds and Aberystwyth University
Value: £272,621

The political works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

This project will investigate the dramatist, theatre-owner and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan, who was more notoriously known as a spin doctor, drinker and debtor. Sheridan was a politician for nearly three decades. This study is a reappraisal of his career, exploring his national and international significance as a politician and orator, and his wider political activity – such as his journalistic writing. Sheridan, on account of his excellent oratorical skills, which made his speeches popular among newspaper editors, served as progenitor for the “spin doctor”. The project will culminate in the publication of a four-volume edition of his complete political works.

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