Grant winners

October 2, 2008

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

The AHRC has awarded more than £13 million to UK academics through its research grants scheme. More than 240 researchers applied, and 38 were successful. Thirteen of the winners are published below, and the remainder will be published in the coming weeks.

Award winner: Alison Wiggins

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £242,366

A corpus of renaissance correspondence: the letters of Elizabeth Talbot

Award winner: Rachel Moseley

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £295,844

A history of television for women in Britain, 1947-89

Award winner: Murray Campbell

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £7,240

A study of mechanical pipe organ actions and how they influence musical performance

Award winner: Rachel Murray

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £543,8

The role of soft law in international human rights law: Robben Island guidelines on the prevention of torture in Africa

Award winner: Robert Gordon

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Value: £351,195

Beyond the linear narrative: fractured narratives in writing and performance in the post-colonial era

Award winner: David Jackson

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £131,492

Christen Kobke (1810-48): exhibition

Award winner: Andrew Jones

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £371,774

Dating and analysis of British prehistoric rock art: the Kilmartin Valley project

Award winner: J. Hodson

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £151,414

Dialect representation in British fiction, 1800-36

Award winner: Jane Winters

Institution: University of London

Value: £510,563

Early English laws

Award winner: Samir Okasha

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £540,761

Evolution, co-operation and rationality

Award winner: Martin Naef

Institution: Glasgow School of Art

Value: £108,577

Exploring the living canvas

Award winner: Stephen Read

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £686,976

Foundations of logical consequence

Award winner: Graham Saunders

Institution: University of Reading

Value: £570,962

Giving a voice to the nation: the Arts Council of Great Britain and the development of theatre and performance in Britain, 1945-95

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY BOARD AND ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

The jointly funded scheme provides £10 million to 16 research projects into materials technologies to meet energy challenges. Listed below are five of the winners.

Award winner: Paul Fowler

Institution: Bangor University

Project partners: Hemcore, Natural Building Technologies, Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute, Plant Fibre Technology, Rachel Bevan Architects and Consultants, SciTech, Wates Construction, University of East London

Value: £390,679

Energy-efficient bio-based natural-fibre insulation

Award winner: M.R. Bache

Institution: Swansea University

Project partners: Rolls-Royce, Advanced Composites Group, University of Birmingham

Value: £258,697

Advanced ceramic matrix composites for energy-generating gas-turbine applications

Award winner: J. Silver

Institution: Brunel University

Project partners: Intrinsiq Materials (lead), Bayer Material Science, Johnson Matthey

Value: £464,814

Plastic UV radiation protection operating by Stokes emission

Award winner: J.E. Fletcher

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Project partners: Raytheon Systems

Value: £3,203

HITSIC: high-temperature silicon carbide electronics

Award winner: H.M. Upadhyaya

Institution: Loughborough University

Project partners: Arup, Pilkington Group, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Applied Multilayers

Value: £247,692

Low-cost integrated PV in double-glazed windows using CdTe bifacial solar cells.

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