Grant winners - 9 May 2013

May 9, 2013

Leverhulme Trust

Research Leadership Awards

Material solutions for a developing world

Research Project Grants

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

  • Award winner: Richard Tipping
  • Institution: University of Stirling
  • Value: £119,359

Landscape dynamics and Bannockburn 1314: scientific answers to historical problems

  • Award winner: Dave Townsend
  • Institution: Heriot-Watt University
  • Value: £210,426

A novel LIAD source for the enhanced study of molecular dynamics

  • Award winner: Aidong Yang
  • Institution: University of Surrey
  • Value: £179,597

Engineering localised synergetic production networks based on renewable resources

International Networks

  • Award winner: Brice Rea
  • Institution: University of Aberdeen
  • Value: £119,180

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

Major Research Fellowships

  • Award winner: Andrew Gow
  • Institution: King’s College London
  • Value: £147,246

The Mladic trial and the legacy of the Yugoslavia tribunal

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

  • Award winner: William Lucy
  • Institution: Durham University
  • Value: £77,686

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

  • Award winner: Russell Jago
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £743,591

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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