Grant winners

April 24, 2008


The British Academy has awarded eight senior research fellowships for the academic year 2008-09. The awards, worth about £35,500 each, allow established scholars to take a year's leave to complete a major piece of research while day-to-day teaching and administrative duties are covered.

- Award winner: Alvin Jackson

Institution: University of Edinburgh

The survival of the unions: England, Scotland and Ireland, 1707-2007

- Award winner: Lai Kvavilashvili

Institution: University of Hertfordshire

Mechanisms of prospective memory: insights from Vietnam veterans with head injury

- Award winner: Stephen Tierney

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Let the people decide: referendums in a post-sovereign age

- Award winner: Patricia Clavin

Institution: University of Oxford

Bread and butter internationalism and the League of Nations, 1919-1945

- Award winner: Hakim Adi

Institution: Middlesex University

The International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers 1928-1939

- Award winner: Roger Brock

Institution: University of Leeds

Greek political imagery from Homer to Aristotle

- Award winner: Tim Hayward

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Global justice, human rights and ecological debt

- Award winner: William Mander

Institution: University of Oxford

A history of British idealism


- Award winners (institution): Raja Ganeshram (University of Edinburgh) and Michael Meredith (British Antarctic Survey)

Value: £684,509

Carbon fluxes in Antarctic sea ice environments (CASE)

- Award winner: David Robinson

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £481,820

Direct in situ measurement of resource competition by plants along environmental gradients

- Award winner: Terry Brown

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £55,291

Novel methodology for distinguishing ancient and contaminating DNA in human archaeological remains

- Award winner: Alex Elliott

Institution: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Value: £53,076

Modelling the effects of changing discharge patterns on lake phytoplankton communities

- Award winner (institution): Louise Heathwaite (Lancaster Environment Centre) and Kate Heppell (Queen Mary, University of London)

Value: £656,760

Implications of groundwater-surface water connectivity for nitrogen transformations in the hyporheic zone


These grants are part of the £30 million awarded to 26 UK research groups for the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium project (WTCCC). Twelve research groups (detailed below) received £13 million to work independently of the project (14 research groups receiving £17 million to work with the WTCCC were listed last week).

- Award winner: Matthew Bown

Institution: University of Leicester

Abdominal aortic aneurysms

- Award winner: John Collinge

Institution: Institute of Neurology, University College London

Human prion disease

- Award winner: Bill Cookson

Institution: Imperial College London


- Award winner: John Danesh

Institution: University of Cambridge

Myocardial infarction

- Award winner: George Davey Smith

Institution: University of Bristol

Extreme obesity

- Award winner: Douglas Easton

Institution: University of Cambridge

Breast cancer

- Award winner: Sadaf Farooqi

Institution: University of Cambridge

Early-onset obesity

- Award winner: Richard Houlston

Institution: Institute of Cancer Research

Adult glioma

- Award winner: Jaspal Kooner

Institution: Imperial College London

Coronary artery disease - Indian Asians

- Award winner: Sanjay Sisodiya

Institution: Institute of Neurology, University College London

Partial epilepsies

- Award winner: David van Heel

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Coeliac disease

- Award winner: Krina Zondervan

Institution: Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford


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