Grant winners – 4 May 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

May 4, 2017
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Leverhulme Trust

Research Leadership Awards

Migrant memory and the post-colonial imagination: British Asian memory, identity and community after partition 

The Cretaceous-Palaeogene mass extinction – severity, recovery, and biogeography 

Research Project Grants


Emergent properties of the fatiguing neuromuscular system  

How do plants restrict stomatal entry routes following pathogen attack? 

  • Award winner: Lucia Sivilotti  
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £207,280

Spatially resolved optical patch clamp of single ion channels

Voice and sex stereotypes: a developmental perspective

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 

  • Award winner: Duncan Craig 
  • Institution: University College London 
  • Value: £505,755 

A portable electrohydrodynamic device for in-situ production of multilayered drug-loaded meshes

Laser pulse generation by dynamically controlling Purcell factor in nanophotonic cavities

Economic and Social Research Council 

The impact of trade policy and exchange rate shocks on trade volumes and prices in post-Brexit Britain

Television production in transition: independence, scale and sustainability

Transitions and mobilities: girls growing up in Britain 1954-76 and the implications for later-life experience and identity

In detail 

Award winner: Sara Hobolt

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £120,805

What “Brexit means Brexit” means to citizens

Within the rhetoric surrounding the UK’s European Union referendum, the options of “leave” or “remain” do not give clear guidance on what kind of Brexit people want or will accept. The question at the heart of this project, therefore, is of import to policy-makers: which negotiation outcomes will be considered legitimate by the British public? Brexit negotiations will involve complex policy questions, including the trade-off over whether the government should prioritise controlling the inflow of immigrants from the EU or prefer-ential trade agreements with the bloc. But there are other policy choices relating to EU budget contributions, EU subsidies, financial services and the European Court of Justice that did not feature on the referendum ballot. This study aims to shed light on what Theresa May’s repeated epithet – “Brexit means Brexit” – means to ordinary people. What expectations do voters have of Brexit, what process do they want the negotiations to take and, ultimately, what outcome do they want?

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