Grant winners - 4 December 2014

December 4, 2014

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Mechanically chiral rotaxanes as switchable enantioselective catalysts

Mapping mitotic calcium signals in mammalian cells with targeted sensors

Catalytic alkylation reactions of free amines with alcohols

Genome-wide analysis of the evolution of new species


Wellcome Trust/Department for International Development

Predicting the geographic spread of Ebola virus disease in West Africa

Ebola response anthropology platform


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Mapping and evaluating specialist autism team service models


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Amplification Awards

Evaluating social media to identify and leverage engagement with arts and culture experiences

Curating childhoods: developing a multimedia archive of children’s everyday lives

Sound and vision scapes (SViS)

In detail

Stephen Hoskins, Universities of the West of England and Bristol

Arts and Humanities Research Council/Design Council

Award winner: Stephen Hoskins (project lead)
Institutions: Universities of the West of England and Bristol
Value: £740,795 full economic costs; £592,636 (AHRC contribution)

Bristol & Bath by Design

This project will examine the use of design in businesses and public-sector organisations in Bristol and Bath. Employing quantitative and qualitative methods, researchers will articulate the social and economic value of design and assess the nature and quality of regional design networks. The team intends to use network theory and qualitative reporting to map the ways in which design contributes to growth and innovation in the vibrant regional economy. The economic and cultural value of the region’s design-led sector will also be analysed. “This collaborative partnership of universities and key sector organisations will measure the quantifiable impact of design in the Bristol/Bath city-region across sectors and scale: from engineering and product design to multidisciplinary studios, fashion, heritage, and applied design; from designer-makers and microbusinesses to large multinationals,” said Stephen Hoskins, director of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England.

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