Grant winners

March 27, 2008

Natural Environment Research Council

- Award winner: Terry Brown

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £341,450

Single or multiple trajectories for the spread of maize cultivation into South America

- Award winner: Vincent Savolainen

Institution: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Value: £336,901

Ecological speciation in palms on an oceanic island

- Award winners (institution): Ben Sheldon (University of Oxford), Mike Boots (University of Sheffield)

Value: £605,943

Host dispersal, individual variation and spatial heterogeneity in avian malaria

- Award winner: Kerry Franklin

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £263,798

Environmental modulation of Arabidopsis light foraging strategies

Arts and Humanities Research Council

- Award winner: Marilyn Adams

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £30,371

Sanctifying matter: some medieval theories of the Eucharist

- Award winner: Jeremy Ahearne

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £21,647

Intellectuals and public policy in France: studies in the government of culture

- Award winner: Paul Bailey

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £29,107

The Sino-French connection: a sociocultural history of Chinese indentured labour in World War One France

- Award winner: Geoffrey Baker

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £19,242

Buena vista in the club: the rise and fall of Cuban hip-hop

- Award winner: David Beard

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £22,917

Harrison Birtwistle's operas and music theatre

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

- Award winner: Runming Yao

Institution: University of Reading

Value: £289,012

Numerical and experimental study on integrated strategic simulation model of urban environment

- Award winner: Philip Moore

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £1,119,084

Power networks research academy

- Award winner: Samir Dani

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £179,847

Developing a supply chain risk management methodology using the scenario planning approach

- Award winner: Richard Cogdell

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £1,606,485

Artificial photosynthesis: solar fuels

- Award winner: Adrian Fisher

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £1,170,5

Advanced bio-photovoltaic devices for solar energy conversion

- Award winners (institution): Mike Reece (Queen Mary, University of London), Steve Dunn (Cranfield University)

Value: £22,193 (Queen Mary), £58,009 (Cranfield)

Development of SrPbO3 for the growth of nanostructures: a feasibility study

- Award winner: Anthony Watts

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £,820

State-of-the-art ESR for biological applications

- Award winners (institution): Elena Sazhina (University of Brighton), Hugh McCann (University of Manchester), Hua Zao (Brunel University), John Griffiths (University of Leeds)

Value: £256,164 (Brighton), £458,601 (Manchester), £505,612 (Brunel), £17,983 (Leeds)

A fundamental study of the novel poppet valve 2-stroke auto-ignition combustion engine (2-ACE)

- Award winner: Tamer Zaki

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £261,620

Vortical mode interactions and bypass transition delay in two-fluid boundary layers

- Award winners (institution): Robin Perutz (University of York), Mike George (University of Nottingham), Wendy Flavell (University of Manchester), Christopher Pickett (University of East Anglia)

Value: £369,069 (York), £328,660 (Nottingham), £312,239 (Manchester), £678,849 (East Anglia)

Carbon dioxide and alkanes as electron-sink and source in a solar nanocell: towards tandem photosynthesis of carbon monoxide and methanol

- Award winner: Laurence Peter

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £353,538

Advanced bio-photovoltaic devices for solar energy conversion

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