Grant winners – 9 February 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

February 9, 2017
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Research grants

Looking with gills: the evolution and function of distributed visual systems with a view to future resilient sensor arrays


Epithelial bending in mammalian morphogenesis


Protein import through the E. coli cell envelope


The representation and processing of contour and surface in the human brain


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

Beyond the spectacle: Native North American presence in Britain


Reparations for slavery: from theory to praxis


Revision of the Anglo-Norman dictionary (letters R & S)


Hacking the bees


European Research Council

Starting grants

Nano-optics on flatland: from quantum nanotechnology to nano-biophotonics


  • Award winner: Carmine Settembre
  • Institution: Fondazione Telethon
  • Value: €1,586,430

Defining the role of the FGF-autophagy axis in bone physiology


Homo mimeticus: theory and criticism


In detail

Leverhulme Trust

Research Project Grant

Award winner: Jason König

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £186,123

Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their post-classical reception

Mountain landscapes have long had great cultural significance, arguably most of all in ancient civilisations. Mount Olympus was recognised as home of the Greek gods, and worshippers would climb to the tops of mountains to offer sacrifices. Despite this, König – whose research focuses on Greek and Roman literature and culture – argues that the representation of mountains in ancient culture is neglected in spite of growing fascination with mountains in modern European literature. Through this Leverhulme-sponsored project, he aims to look afresh at the cultural relationship that ancient civilisations had with mountain landscapes, and compare these to post-classical representations of mountains today. This research project will result in a book that explores the role of mountains in ancient literature and culture.

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