Grant winners – 9 March 2017

A round-up of academics awarded research council funding

March 9, 2017
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Screening for regulators of human embryonic axis elongation in vitro


Defining the structure of ferryl heme


Ensuring quality maternal care in an adverse environment


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Adaptive software for high-fidelity simulations of multi-phase turbulent reacting flow


The internet of silicon retinas (iosire): machine-to-machine communications for neuromorphic vision sensing data


Blockchain technology for algorithmic regulation and compliance (BARAC)


National Institute for Health Research

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

Can group clinics offer a better way to meet the complex health and social care needs of young adults with diabetes in an ethnically diverse, socioeconomically deprived population?


Developing a framework for a novel multidisciplinary, multi-agency intervention(s), to improve medication management in older people on complex medication regimens resident in the community


Arts and Humanities Research Council

Research grants

Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands


Kiel uprising: women’s activism and the German Revolution, November 1918


In detail

Award winner: John Cooper

Institution: University of York

Value: £161,605

Listening to the Commons: the sounds of debate and the experience of women in Parliament c.1800

This project will investigate whether women had a presence in the UK’s House of Commons before they were granted the right to vote and stand as MPs. It unites political history with creative digital acoustic technology, virtual reality and buildings archaeology to explain the participation of women in debates long before they were formally enfranchised in 1918. The project will form part of “Vote 100”, the Parliament’s centenary celebration of women gaining the vote. Its contribution will be adapting a 3D visual model of the Commons chamber to recover the soundscape of debate as experienced by women listening through a ventilator in the old House of Commons ceiling around 1800. Women were forced to listen from the space after their ejection from the public galleries in 1778. The researchers will explore women’s engagement with Parliament through this hidden space.

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