Grant winners - 4 September 2014

September 4, 2014

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

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

Interatomic potentials for oxide – metal interfaces in molecular dynamics

Fundamentals and applications of nanoscale electrodeposition

  • Award winner: Jean-Philippe Avouac
  • Institution: University of Cambridge

Creep or stick? How faults work and the mechanics of large earthquakes


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

  • Award winner: Steven Schockaert
  • Institution: Cardiff University
  • Value: £118,263

Approximating Markov logic theories in possibilistic logic

  • Award winner: Kielan Yarrow
  • Institution: City University London
  • Value: £216,306

Novel neurometric measures to discriminate models of speeded decision-making


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment programme

Randomised evaluation of surgery with craniectomy for patients undergoing evacuation of acute subdural haematoma (RESCUE-ASDH)

Randomised controlled trial of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor Sertraline versus cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety symptoms in people with generalised anxiety disorder who have failed to respond to low-intensity psychological interventions as defined by the NICE GAD guidelines

  • Award winner: Steve Goodacre
  • Institution: University of Sheffield
  • Value: £688,196

DiPEP: Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in pregnancy


Economic and Social Research Council

Second Transformative Research Call

  • Award winner: Rebecca Marsland
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £186,085


Rethinking child protection strategy: evaluating research findings and numeric data to challenge whether current intervention strategy is justified

  • Award winner: Jonathan Halket
  • Institution: Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Value: £198,175

Urban dynamics in a complex world: the spatial dynamics of housing

In detail

Guido Orgs, Brunel University

Award winner: Guido Orgs
Institution: Brunel University
Value: £196,715

Synchronous movement cooperation and the performing arts

The study aims to provide insight into the role that dance and the performing arts fulfil in modern society. Guido Orgs will teach groups of people to move in synchrony and assess cooperation and sympathy between performers and observers. The team will also carry out neuroimaging experiments to link aesthetic pleasure derived from observing and participating in collective human movement to specific brain mechanisms.

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