Grant winners

August 28, 2008


The Knowledge Catalyst Scheme supports partnerships between universities and non-academic partners to exploit the research base in the arts and humanities. Projects of between three and 13 months allow a recent graduate to work on a project while supported by an academic.

Award winner: T. Barnes-Powell

Institution: De Montfort University

Value: £7,611

The practical implementation of inclusive design into a new tablet storage container for patients on multiple medications

Award winner: C. Rawcliffe

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £14,960

The Norwich Blackfriars online: a web-based guide to the history and buildings of England's most celebrated Dominican friary

Award winner: R. Bickers

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £8,600

Identification of historic meteorological records to support research into climate change

Award winner: J. Dovey

Institution: University of the West of England

Value: £25,165

Diaspora artists

Award winner: D. Finkelstein

Institution: Queen Margaret University

Value: £14,598

Web 2.0 application in an archival context

Award winner: S. Harris

Institution: Birmingham City University

Value: £47,112

To research and develop ambitious solutions for launching a new service of design for animation and video via an innovative online environment

Award winner: T. Harwood

Institution: De Montfort University

Value: £16,706

To research, develop and design a range of creative thinking workshops

Award winner: A. McCleery

Institution: Napier University

Value: £29,985

An online illustrated and descriptive catalogue of holdings in the City of Edinburgh Museum

Award winner: M. Wilson

Institution: University of Glamorgan

Value: £,414

Tale-enders: gathering the narrative heritage of Welsh cricket


The scheme allows UK universities to collaborate with museums, galleries, archives and libraries to research projects to better interpret and present their collections to the public. The awards total £3,206,514.

Award winner: F. Driver

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Partner organisations: Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers

Value: £168,799

Hidden Histories of Exploration: Exhibiting Geographical Collections

Award winner: L. M. Burn

Institution: University of Cambridge

Partner organisation: Fitzwilliam Museum

Value: £7,101

Greece and Rome

Award winner: H. J. Chatterjee

Institution: University College London

Partner organisations: UCL Hospitals, Islington Local Authority, The British Museum, University of Oxford, Reading Museums Service, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

Value: £293,142

Heritage in hospitals: an investigation of the therapeutic and enrichment potential of object handling in hospitals

Award winner: R. Clay

Institution: University of Birmingham

Partner organisations: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham Libraries and Archives

Value: £282,299

Suburban Birmingham 1880-1960

Award winner: J. E. A. Dawson

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Partner organisation: The British Library

Value: £303,660

The world of Reformation Britain

Award winner: C. M. Divall

Institution: University of York

Partner organisation: National Railway Museum

Value: £300,752

The commercial cultures of Britain's railways 1872-1977

Award winner: S. Kaner

Institution: University of East Anglia

Partner organisations: International Centre for Albanian Archaeology, Agency for Cultural Affairs, The British Museum, Cardiff University

Value: £282,205

Dogu: spirits of clay

Award winner: J Loxley

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Partner organisations: National Library of Scotland

Value: £148,799

The Relevance of the Major Scottish Collections of Printed Renaissance Drama to the Cultural History and Contemporary Reception of Shakespeare

Award winner: R Mason

Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne Partner organisations: Tyne and Wear Museums

Value: £6,616

'Art on Tyneside': Redeveloping a Permanent Display about Art, Place and Identity at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Museums and Galleries Research Programme

Award winner: S McKendrick

Institution: The British Library and Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Value: £265,006

ROYAL: Illuminated manuscripts of the Kings and Queens of England

Award winner: N Nayling

Institution: University of Wales, Lampeter Partner organisations: Newport City Council

Value: £76,446

ShipShape: solid modelling and visualisation of the Newport Medieval Ship from 3D digital record

Award winner: RJ Noakes

Institution: University of Exeter

Partner organisations: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Value: £288,5

Connecting Cornwall: Telecommunications, locality and work in West Britain


Award winner: T Turville-Petre

Institution: University of Nottingham and Manuscripts and Special Collections at University of Nottingham, University of Oxford

Value: £243,162

The Wollaton Medieval Manuscripts: texts, owners and readers

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