Grant winners - 7 August 2014

August 7, 2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Standard research

Development of efficient and scalable ultrasound-assisted solidification technologies for manufacturing advanced metallic alloys (Ultra-Cast)

Siderophores as anchors in artificial metalloenzymes

From nature to nano: structure, dynamics and reactivity of DNA three-way junctions


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research Grants

The complete works of Evelyn Waugh

Amplification Awards

Empowering data citizens

Weaving codes – coding weaves


Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

Regulation of RNAi-directed chromatin modification by ubiquitin and SUMO

Physical biology of early mammalian embryogenesis and acquisition of pluripotency

Proposal for quantum optical tests of the minimum length scale

Social sciences

Can payments for ecosystem services deliver environmental and livelihood benefits?

The role of conferences on academic research: evidence from a natural experiment

In detail

Susan Rodrigues, Liverpool Hope University

Primary Science Teaching Trust

Award winner: Susan Rodrigues
Institution: Liverpool Hope University
Value: £90,000

Digital access to science learning resources

This project aims to make science research more accessible to student teachers by developing web apps and vodcasts (video podcasts). In the latter, pupils and undergraduate students will interview scientists and science educators about their work, with the aim of developing awareness and understanding of contemporary science and science education research within classroom practice. “The Primary Science Teaching Trust has lots of materials available to teachers, but it’s hard to find stuff if you don’t know what you don’t know,” said Susan Rodrigues. “We’ll be working to develop an app to let people search by preference rather than by specific keywords. For example, a teacher could search for ‘outdoor activity’ and it would come up with relevant material.”

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