Grant winners - 31 October 2013

October 31, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants
Social sciences

Shared ownership: crisis moments

  • Award winner: Carolyn Hoyle
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Value: £110,338

Last resorts: decisions and discretion at the Criminal Cases Review Commission

  • Award winner: Netta Weinstein
  • Institution: University of Essex
  • Value: £189,478

Motivational prosody: a new approach to understanding motivational communication


The effect of abnormal visual experience early in life on cortical representation

Early Career Fellowships

These offer salary costs for researchers at the beginning of their academic careers, providing them with the opportunity for advancement and enabling them to undertake significant pieces of original publishable research. The awards are worth up to 50 per cent of each fellow’s salary to a limit of £23,000.

  • Award winner: Corisande Fenwick
  • Institution: University of Leicester

Empire, emperor and Church: Imperialism and religion in the new Byzantine West

  • Award winner: Stefanie Frank
  • Institution: University of Kent

Engineering bacterial microcompartments for recombinant protein production

Book project: art and dissent in 18th-century Japan


Royal Society

University Research Fellowships

  • Award winner: Diego Altamirano
  • Institution: University of Southampton
  • Value: £425,084

Accretion on to compact objects: extreme physics at the Eddington rates

  • Award winner: Vladimir Dokchitser
  • Institution: University of Warwick
  • Value: £379,737

Special values of L-functions and arithmetic

  • Award winner: Gavin Thomas
  • Institution: University of Sheffield
  • Value: £433,218

Understanding variation in evolutionary rates on the tree of life

  • Award winner: Suzuki Vidal
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £467,441

Strong magnetised shocks: a new regime in laboratory plasma astrophysics

In detail

Brian Rappert, University of Exeter

Award winner: Brian Rappert
Institution: University of Exeter
Value: £123,228

Beyond the digital divide: sharing research data across developing and developed countries

This project seeks to understand current data-sharing practices (formal and informal) among scientists in developing countries and identify how practices differ in working with different types of data including non-clinical human data, non-human data and in silico (computer) data. Intensive observation will enable researchers to compare and contrast data sharing practices among sub-Saharan African laboratories in order to highlight areas of similarity and dissimilarity and critically assess the institutional, national and international regulatory environments in which these issues arise. The project aims to develop these observations with regard to the collaborative research, funding and governance of research protocols.

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