Grant winners – 28 January 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

January 28, 2016
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National Institute for Health Research

Research grants
Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Evaluation of specialist nursing support for carers of people with dementia


Health Technology Assessment Programme

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long-term conditions: linked evidence syntheses


BladderPath: image-directed redesign of bladder cancer treatment pathways


Diabetic macular oedema and diode subthreshold micropulse laser (DIAMONDS)


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Phosphorus cycling in the soil-microbe-plant continuum of agri-ecosystems


Programmed emulsions for reduced levels of salt or sugar in liquid and semi-liquid foods


Japan partnering award. Regulatory mechanisms of parental behaviour by neuropeptides and neurosteroids


Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

The educated brain: from the neuroscience to the practice of lifelong learning


What makes dual-career couples work? A longitudinal comparative mixed-methods analysis


How early stress gets under the skin: the role of DNA methylation in the development of youth conduct problems and comorbid symptoms


In detail

Award winner: Agnese Vitali
Institution: University of Southampton
Value: £152,155

Female-breadwinner families in Europe

This project, the first of its kind, will provide a broad overview of female-breadwinner families and investigate the social and demographic outcomes this change brings about for women, men and children. The study has three main themes: the emergence of the female-breadwinner model over time and space, the factors behind the emergence of these families, and the implications of this trend. The project hopes to inform UK and international policymakers in the shaping of family, employment and gender-equality policies. It also intends to help the third sector by providing individual charities with the information needed to understand the changing dynamics of relationships, well-being and risk of divorce for modern families. The researchers also believe that it will be relevant for members of the public by increasing awareness of the changing economic role of women in modern families.

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