Grant winners – 8 September 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

September 8, 2016
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Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grants

The feasibility of contemporary life elsewhere in our solar system

Room-temperature quantum electronics

Understanding the molecular mechanisms that control somatic cell specialisation

Cultural variation in the social function and expression of guilt

Method for quantification of ancient plant populations using fossil pollen DNA

National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgical treatments for women with stress urinary incontinence: an evidence synthesis (ESTER)

The randomised evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of computerised therapy (REEACT) trial

CONTRACT: Conservative treatment of appendicitis in children: a randomised, controlled trial (feasibility study)

Systematic review of treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt disease

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme

The effect of selenium supplementation on musculoskeletal health in older women

In detail

Award winner: John Klapper
Institution: University of Birmingham
Value: £314,730

Inner and outer exile in fascist Germany and Spain: a comparative study

This project will evaluate the cases of German writers under National Socialism (1933-45) and of Spanish writers under the Franco regime (1939-75). The research team aims to illuminate the common features of the writers from these two countries and the shared rootedness of “inner” and “outer” discourses of opposition to dictatorial regimes. Besides focusing on self-identity, terminology, literary tropes, images and the uses of history, the project will draw on archival sources to make previously unheralded works available in English translation and will open up the field for more interdisciplinary research. As discussions on these forms of exile have historically been restricted to cases of individual nations, this study is important for espousing a cross-cultural approach to the many questions around exile.

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