Grant winners - 6 March 2014

March 6, 2014

Economic and Social Research Council

The making of the “precariat”: unemployment, underemployment and work-poor young adults in harsh economic conditions

The value of public domain works: collaboration and knowledge exchange to develop policies for the commercial use of public domain works


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Adjustable anchored single-incision mini-slings versus standard tension-free mid-urethral slings in the surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence: a pragmatic multicentre non-inferiority randomised controlled trial: the SIMS trial

Clinical and cost-effectiveness of aphasia computer therapy compared with usual stimulation or attention control long-term post stroke (Cactus)


Leverhulme Trust

Major Research Fellowships

Roman materialism

Different places, same spaces: the inn and the traveller in the Atlantic world

  • Award winner: Katherine Hawley
  • Institution: University of St Andrews
  • Value: £94,445

The importance of being competent: ethics and epistemology

Research Project Grants

The easyNet system for implementing and visualising cognitive models

Revealing magnetic phenomena at oxide interfaces via diamond-based nano-MRI

In detail

Award winner: Ian Bastow
Institution: Imperial College London
Value: £126,349

The building of North America: evidence from seismology

The Earth’s geology was sculpted by processes that have long ceased. Gathering geological evidence preserved deep within tectonic plates in ancient regions is essential to improving our understanding of the early Earth. As that can be difficult to achieve by traditional field geology, seismology is increasingly being employed. Seismic networks are now deployed in regions of tectonic interest to detect distant earthquakes. The seismograms provide a record not only of the earthquake but also the deep-Earth geology encountered by the seismic waves. Because southeastern Canada is home to rocks that span more than 3 billion years of Earth history, it is an excellent place to explore how tectonic processes have developed over geological time. This project will use seismology to unravel how North America was assembled and to discover how the very thick plate developed beneath the heart of it.

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