Grant winners - 30 October 2014

October 30, 2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Science in Culture Innovation Awards

Cyberselves in immersive technologies

  • Award winner: John Coleman
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £63,532

Ancient sounds: mixing acoustic phonetics, statistics and comparative philology to bring speech back from the past


Royal Society

Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships

This scheme supports outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career and is designed to help them progress to permanent academic positions

  • Award winner: Lily Asquith
  • Institution: University of Sussex
  • Value: £428,611

New physics searches and Higgs coupling measurements with ATLAS

Role of COPII vesicle coat in trafficking of procollagen and its regulation

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

  • Award winner: Malcolm White
  • Institution: University of St Andrews

The CRISPR-Cas system for prokaryotic antiviral defence

  • Award winner: Sandy Cochran
  • Institution: University of Dundee

Medical micro-ultrasound: minimally invasive high resolution imaging and therapy


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Standard Research

  • Award winner: Nathan Gomes
  • Institution: University of Kent
  • Value: £926,417

NIRVANA: intelligent, heterogeneous virtualised networking infrastructure

  • Award winner: Xujiong Ye
  • Institution: University of Lincoln
  • Value: £125,230

MyLifeHub: An interoperability hub for aggregating lifelogging data from heterogeneous sensors and its applications in ophthalmic care


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Andrew Horsfield
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £147,073

Novel excited electron devices: a computational investigation

  • Award winner: Liz Sockett
  • Institution: University of Nottingham
  • Value: £143,770

The molecular control of bacterial biting and gliding in Bdellovibrio


  • Award winner: Parvathi Kumaraswami
  • Institution: University of Manchester
  • Value: £160,035

Beyond Havana and the nation? Peripheral identities and literary culture in Cuba

In detail

Charlotte Burns, University of York

Award winner: Charlotte Burns
Institution: University of York
Value: £224,372

Evaluating the impact of austerity upon environmental policy in Europe

This project investigates whether the global financial crisis has had an impact on environmental policy, taking the European Union as a case study. The team will analyse EU and state-level policies. “The main rationale for the project is that previous economic crises have generally had a negative effect upon the environment,” said Charlotte Burns, a lecturer in the department of environment. “Over the long term the economy tends to take precedence over environmental policy with knock-on effects upon policy ambitions.” The team hopes to develop a way to measure environmental policy change in response to the crisis, and to provide data on whether and how policy change has occurred as a consequence.

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