Grant winners – 31 March 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

March 31, 2016
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Leverhulme Trust

Philip Leverhulme prizes
Prizewinners receive £100,000, to be used for any purpose that would advance their research


Ancient Greek religion and magic

Cultural identity and interaction in Asia Minor

Major Research Fellowships

The end of secrecy? Whistle-blowers, electronic data and the transparent state

Absences, nothings, lacks and limits

National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research

NHS managers’ use of nursing workforce planning and deployment technologies: a realist synthesis of implementation and impact

ERA: electronic records in ambulances to support the shift to out of hospital care: challenges, opportunities and workforce implications

Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Sub-national patterns of radical right support in Europe

  • Award winner: Parvati Raghuram
  • Institution: Open University
  • Value: £446,159

Gender, skilled migration and IT: a comparative study of India and the UK

Healthy, secure and gender-just cities: transnational perspectives on violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Rio de Janeiro and London

In detail

Award winner: Christina Boswell
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Value: £525,817

Seeing illegal immigrants: state monitoring and political rationality

Few countries regularly estimate the number of illegal residents on their territory, and governments tend to be reticent about collecting and publishing data on the control of illegal residence or employment. This project will investigate how countries “see” illegal immigrants through the following sets of questions: which forms of illegality do states monitor, and which are left unscrutinised? What sorts of techniques and practices do public authorities use to monitor illegal residents? And what do monitoring practices tell us about the type of political rationality informing state monitoring practices – what we term state ‘logics of monitoring’? The study will be the first to systematically map, compare and account for the practices and technologies utilised in different European countries to monitor illegal immigrants. By comparing these processes in three countries – the UK, France and Germany – the team will be able to better understand how public authorities decide which aspect of illegal immigration to observes, and which to overlook. Through the study, researchers hope to foster more informed debate on the ethics and politics of immigration control.

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