Grant winners - 29 May 2014

May 29, 2014

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research Grants

Molecular epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne disease, host resistance and development of novel pathogen vaccines

  • Award winner: David Middleton
  • Institution: Lancaster University
  • Value: £338,401

Compatibility rules for glycosaminoglycan-amyloid interactions

An integrated model of host-parasite interactions in coccidian parasites

  • Award winner: Rivka Isaacson
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £333,534

The structure and function of SGTA, a key regulator of protein quality control


Leverhulme Trust

International Network Grants

  • Award winner: Phil Green
  • Institution: University of Sheffield
  • Value: £124,994

A cloud-based computational resource for clinical and educational applications of speech technology

Social sciences

  • Award winner: David Benson
  • Institution: University of Exeter
  • Value: £120,657

Integrated water resources management as an approach for climate change adaptation: comparative lesson drawing

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Jon May
  • Institution: Plymouth University
  • Value: £246,061

In the dancer’s mind: creativity, novelty and the imagination


National Institute for Health Research

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

  • Award winner: Ajit Lalvani
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £1.2 million

Validation of new technologies for diagnostic evaluation of tuberculosis (VANTDET)

A randomised controlled trial of a duodenal sleeve bypass device (Endobarrier) compared with standard medical therapy for the management of obese subjects with type 2 diabetes


Economic and Social Research Council

ESRC/DFID Joint Scheme for Poverty Alleviation Research

  • Award winner: Tobias Kelly
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £499,912

A comparative analysis of the documentation of torture and ill-treatment in low-income countries

In detail

Theo Farrell, Antonio Giustozzi and Michael Semple

Award winners: Theo Farrell (PI), Antonio Giustozzi and Michael Semple
Institutions: King’s College London and Queen’s University Belfast
Value: £330,000

The Taliban’s War: The Other Side of the Afghan Conflict, 2001-15

This project will employ oral history and work with Afghan field researchers to examine how the Taliban have planned, fought and experienced the war in Afghanistan since 2001. It will examine the resilience of Taliban insurgency and assess the prospects for reconciliation after the withdrawal of Western combat forces at the end of this year. It is based on a pilot study of the war and builds on talks by Theo Farrell and Michael Semple with senior Taliban figures that explored Taliban perspectives on reconciliation.

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