Grant Winners

April 3, 2008


- Award winner: Erica Carter

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £25,481

Bela Balazs: early film theory in transnational context

- Award winner: David George

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £32,234

The theatre of Sergi Belbel: drama, national identity and the Catalan stage

- Award winner: Christoph Hoerl

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £25,265

The nature and significance of temporal-causal reasoning

- Award winner: David McCarthy

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £,908

Individual goodness measures

- Award winner: Sophie Gilmartin

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Value: £28,301

Letters from the sea: literature, navigation and identity in writings of 19th-century maritime women

- Award winner: Ferdinand De Jong

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £24,612

The staged nation: heritage and memory in post-colonial Senegal

- Award winner: Peter Middleton

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £34,122

American poetry and science in the Cold War

- Award winner: Craig Muldrew

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £25,306

The diet, material culture and earnings of the labouring poor in England 1550-1780

- Award winner: Stephen Partridge

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £37,317

REWIND: Artists' video in the Seventies and Eighties

- Award winner: Andrew Preston

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £17,659

The religious influence on American foreign relations

- Award winner: Matthew Rubery

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £22,523

The novelty of newspapers: Victorian fiction after the invention of the news


The Leverhulme Trust is one of the UK's largest all-subject providers of research funding. It distributes about £40 million a year. In this latest round, more than £6 million was awarded to 59 research proposals. For details of all the awards offered, visit

- Award winner: Paul Kemp

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £69,282

Bridging the gap between fish behaviour and hydraulics

- Award winner: Kevin Thwaites

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £156,640

Experiential landscape: a socially responsive approach to open-space analysis

- Award winner: Inge Armbrecht

Institution: Universidad del Valle

Value: £12,418

Ecological services by ants in rehabilitated coalmine sites of Guajira, Colombia

- Award winner: David Goulson

Institution: University of Stirling

Value: £111,956

Nesting ecology of bumblebees revealed by sniffer-dog detection of nests

- Award winner: Eugenie Hunsicker

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £111,941

Spectral analysis, dynamics and quantum physics on noncompact manifolds

- Award winner: Robert Logie

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £110,475

Multitasking: an experimental study of the complexities of everyday cognition

- Award winner: Steven Phillipps

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £124,606

Dwarf galaxies in the Hubble Space Telescope Coma cluster treasury survey

- Award winner: David Saad

Institution: Aston University

Value: £135,111

Noisy computation in Boolean functions - a statistics physics view

- Award winner: Andrew Wilson

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £75,595

Orthogonal assembly of hydrogen-bonding modules for information processing

- Award winner: David Galbreath

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £98,205

The European national minority rights regime: interests, power and knowledge

- Award winner: Ferruccio Renzoni

Institution: University College London

Value: £21,600

Brownian motors, disorder and synchronisation to an optical lattice

- Award winner: James Thompson

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £91,724

In place of war: theatre, performance and war research and practice network

- Award winner: Pierre Larrivee

Institution: Aston University

Value: £86,043

Cycles of grammaticalisation: comparative views on the history of negation


- Award winner: Stephen Morgan

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £100,008

Exemplar studies in assessing the value of innovative medical devices for adoption in the NHS

- Award winner: Tony Roskilly

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £678,201

BMT-CES: biofuel micro-trigeneration with cryogenic energy storage

- Award winner: Donal Bradley

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £887,240

High-stability and high-efficiency printable photovoltaics (OPV) for large-scale energy production

- Award winner: Chang-Ying Zhao

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £712,779

Thermal conductivity enhancement of high-temperature thermal energy stores for use with solar power plants

- Award winner: Richard Sandberg

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £173,818

Numerical investigation of aerofoil noise

- Award winner: Renate Schmidt

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £23,852

Overseas visit in automated model building

- Award winner: Steve Benjamin

Institution: Coventry University

Value: £326,190

Modelling NOx reduction by selective catalytic reduction (SCR) appropriate for light-duty vehicles under steady-state and transient conditions

- Award winner: J. Christos Vassilicos

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £21,040

Terascale direct numerical simulations of turbulence generated by fractal grids


- Award winner: Colin Watts

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £2,2,116

Acute dendritic cell responses to TLR

- Award winner: Peter Ghazal

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £611,444

Prospective case-control study of systemic host molecular pathway responses in Gambian infants to pneumococcal pneumonia.

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