Grant winners - 9 May 2013

May 9, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Research Leadership Awards
Sciences

Material solutions for a developing world

Research Project Grants
Sciences

The Moon as a recorder of organic matter in the solar system

Landscape dynamics and Bannockburn 1314: scientific answers to historical problems

A novel LIAD source for the enhanced study of molecular dynamics

Engineering localised synergetic production networks based on renewable resources

International Networks
Sciences

Using glacier-climate proxies to model the Younger Dryas climate in Europe

Major Research Fellowships

The Mladic trial and the legacy of the Yugoslavia tribunal

Darwin’s Jews: evolutionary theory, Jewish thought and interfaith relations

Law’s abstract judgment

 

Action Medical Research

Research Project Grants

Primary ciliary dyskinesia: helping communities at risk of this debilitating illness

  • Award winner: Alexander Seifalian
  • Institution: Royal Free Hospital, London
  • Value: £149,374

Congenital heart disease: developing stents for children

 

National Institute for Health Research

Public Health Research programme

Cluster randomised controlled trial of an after-school dance programme to increase physical activity among 11- to 12-year-old girls

 

In detail

Martin Williams, Kings College London

Award winner: Martin Williams
Institution: King’s College London
Value: £378,370

Public health air pollution impacts of different pathways to meet the UK Climate Change Act commitment to 80 per cent reduction of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

The UK has incorporated into legislation a target to cut “carbon dioxide equivalents” by 80 per cent by 2050, but not all efforts to reduce CO2 will improve air quality. Substituting biomass, or wood, for fossil fuels could reduce CO2 emissions, but burning wood can release harmful particles and potential carcinogens. The project will assess the impact of various scenarios for hitting the target. These will involve different proportions of fuels and transport modes. The project will seek to identify scenarios that achieve the CO2 target with fewest negative public health impacts.

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