Grant winners

July 31, 2008


Award winner: P. Sawyer

Institution: Lancaster University

Value: £252,245

Making tacit knowledge in requirements explicit

Award winner: C. J. Noakes

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £256,118

Development of computational models to design upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation air disinfection systems in hospital environments

Award winner: C. Christopoulos

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £440,431

Integrated macro-models of networks and fields for the simulation of complex systems

Award winner: D. Smith

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £365,156

Under dark skies: port cities, extreme events, multi-scale processes and the vulnerability of controls around counterterrorism

Award winner: G. D. Padfield

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £538,931

Lifting standards: a novel approach to the development of fidelity criteria for rotorcraft flight simulators

Award winner: R. Heintzmann

Institution: King's College London

Value: £414,953

Light efficient detection in sectioning biological microscopy (EDIM)

Award winner: W. Dison

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £194,707

Subgroups of direct products and right-angled Artin groups

Award winner: T. Jackson

Institution: University of Surrey

Value: £316,801

Food Climate Research Network - Phase 2


Award winner: Martyn Evans

Institution: Durham University

Value: £1.8 million

Medicine and human flourishing: understanding the human side of medicine, exploring in particular the relationship of health and medicine to wider notions of well-being. The place of creativity and arts in healthy lives form key interest areas

Award winner: Brian Hurwitz

Institution: King's College London

Value: £2 million

The boundaries of illness: looking at personal and cultural representations of health and illness, and the boundaries between them. People's experiences of health and their responses to illness will be explored, as will their experiences of health and illness


The Nuffield Foundation has announced the winner of its annual New Career Development Fellowship Scheme award, designed to encourage future social scientists by facilitating research with partnerships with more experienced researchers. Awards are up to £170,000 over three years.

Award winner: Jane Nolan and Malcolm Warner

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £149,938 over three years

An investigation of the social networks of foreign and local financial experts in Hong Kong and Shanghai


The Economic and Social Research Council has announced the winners of its third annual large grants competition. Grants have been awarded to experienced researchers requiring long-term support for research or research infrastructure, in projects that address both UK and global issues.

Award winner: Jonathan Gershuny

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £1.9 million over five years

The Centre for Time Use Research will expand and enhance the time-use data available for researchers. It will allow more comprehensive analysis of how people from across 76 countries use their time, explore how this has changed over time, examine if people's use of time is based on class, life stages or gender, and how time use is affected by government policy

Award winner: Michael Devereux

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £2.2 million over four years

How governments currently manage business taxation, and how governments in the future can better design and manage business taxes

Award winner: Nigel Rice

Institution: University of York

Value: £1.3 million over four years

The Health, Econometrics and Data Group will focus on analysing health, health-related behaviour and healthcare. Research aims to better inform health-related policy in areas such as health inequality and ways to evaluate public health initiatives, and will compare the performance of health-care systems on an international level

Award winner: Peter Totterdell

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £2 million over four years

An investigation of the mental and behavioural process of emotional regulation.

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