Grant winners

September 4, 2008

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD

The Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council have joined forces to back three projects developing identity management systems. Total funding for the projects is £5.5 million.

Award winner: Pete Bramhall

Institution: University of Warwick

Project partners: London School of Economics, University of Oxford, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, HW Communications, QinetiQ

Value: £2.5 million

EnCoRe will focus on providing rigorous means for individuals to grant and revoke their consent for the use, storage and sharing of personal data. See www.encore-project.info

Award winner: Lizzie Coles-Kemp

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London

Project partners: Cranfield University, University of Salford, Consult Hyperion, Sunderland City Council

Value: £1.8 million

Visualisation and Other Means of Expression (VOME) will reveal and utilise end-users' ideas and concepts of privacy and consent

Award winner: Ian Brown

Institution: University of Oxford

Project partners: University of St Andrews, University College London, University of Bath, Consult Hyperion

Value: not disclosed

Privacy Value Networks (PVNETS) will generate a detailed understanding of individuals' and organisations' conceptions of privacy and identity across a range of contexts and time frames

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: B.C. Moore

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £2,067,120

Psychoacoustics of normal and impaired hearing and applications to hearing aid design and fitting

Award winner: P. Neri

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £314,944

Neural mechanisms for visual processing of human agency

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: N. Kljun

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £53,759

Determining on-site variability of CO2 and H2O fluxes using footprint and LiDAR data

Award winner: F.J.F. Van Veen

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £88,259

Phylogenetic analysis of a highly resolved insect food web

Award winner: P.T. Smiseth

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £83,131

Evolution of parent-offspring communication: who controls resource allocation and is signalling costly?

Award winner: C.M. Bergman

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £60,804

Testing the impact of host demography on transposable element dynamics in Drosophila

Award winner: P.J. Connolly

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £89,248

Studying Ice and Mixed Phase clouds using Laboratory EXperiments (SIMPLEX)

Award winner: V. Le Fouest

Institution: Scottish Association for Marine Science

Value: £86,197

Predicting terrestrial CDOM fate and impact on plankton productivity in the rapidly changing Arctic Ocean

Award winner: P.M. Wadke

Institution: Scottish Association for Marine Science

Value: £76,932

Novel Ice Characterisation Experiment, Phase 1 (NICE-1)

Award winner: S. Jung

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £75,256

Indian Ocean intermediate and deep-water variability during the past 150,000 years

Award winner: S.C. Votier

Institution: University of Plymouth

Value: £37,751

Testing for pre-breeding consistency in top marine predators: implications for delayed maturity and buffering of environmental change

Award winner: A.L.D. Densmore

Institution: Durham University

Value: £19,632

Surface rupture in the 12 May 2008 Sichuan earthquake

Award winner: C.J. Horwell

Institution: Durham University

Value: £142,867

Rapid assessment of the potential health hazard of ash from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Award winner: M. Edmonds

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £35,160

Summit eruption of Kilauea Volcano: a unique opportunity to test magma degassing models using new spectroscopic methods

Award winner: J.A.G Cooper

Institution: University of Ulster

Value: £24,024

Morphological signature of the March 2008 swell event on Caribbean beaches.

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