Grant winners - 29 August 2013

August 29, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Islands of equilibrium in a non-equilibrium world

Expanding the range and versatility of ferrocene nucleic acids

  • Award winner: Meesha Warmington
  • Institution: University of York
  • Value: £217,890

Executive control, working memory and literacy skills in bilingual children

International Networks

Exploring Russia’s environmental history and natural resources


Economic and Social Research Council

Transformative Research Call: ‘Transforming’ Social Science

Maximum limit of £250,000 and will run for 18 months.

  • Award winner: Thomas Plümper
  • Institution: University of Essex

Robustness – a new methodology for causal inference

  • Award winner: Mark Whitehead
  • Institution: Aberystwyth University

Negotiating neuroliberalism: changing behaviours, values and beliefs

  • Award winner: Alison Liebling
  • Institution: University of Cambridge

Locating trust in a climate of fear: religion, moral status, prisoner leadership and risk in maximum security prisons

  • Award winner: Nicky Gregson
  • Institution: Durham University

Illicit economics and the spaces of circulation

  • Award winner: Ran Spiegler
  • Institution: University College London

Games between diversely sophisticated players


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

  • Award winner: Paul McCrone
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £399,324

Location of care for people with serious mental illness: implications for service use and costs

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Anthony Gordon
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £1,139,470

An efficacy and mechanism evaluation study of Levosimendan for the prevention of acute organ dysfunction in sepsis (LeoPARDS)

In detail

Iain K. Crombie, University of Dundee

Public Health Research Programme

Award winner: Iain K. Crombie
Institution: University of Dundee
Value: £845,521

Reducing binge drinking among disadvantaged men through a brief intervention delivered by mobile phone: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial

Disadvantaged men binge-drink frequently and are at a far higher risk of experiencing alcohol-related harm. The challenge for tackling harmful drinking is that the uptake of public health interventions among socially disadvantaged men is low. This study will test the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at reducing the frequency of binge drinking among young to middle-aged disadvantaged men. Intervention is delivered through a series of interactive text messages with images sent to mobile phones. It will help the men to realise that they are at risk from their drinking and motivate them to change behaviour. It will also increase their self-confidence to refuse drinks, encourage them to make a commitment to drinking less and support them to continue a pattern of reduced binge drinking.

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