Grant winners

January 29, 2009


The ESRC has launched a £692,000 initiative that focuses on eradicating homelessness. The scheme, which funds four UK-based projects, aims to inform government policy as well as developing a greater understanding of homeless people and other aspects of social exclusion.

Award winner: Suzanne Fitzpatrick

Institution: University of York

Value: £260,921

The nature and patterns of multiple-exclusion homelessness across the UK

Award winner: Philip Brown

Institution: University of Salford

Value: £131,7

The relationship between social exclusion and homelessness

Award winner: Gillian Manthorpe

Institution: King's College London

Value: £176,881

A study of those who work with homeless people with complex needs, focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of how people in different jobs work together


Major research fellowship recipients for 2008.

Award winner: Neil Jackson

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £79,740

Japan and the West: an architectural dialogue

Award winner: Andres Rodriguez-Pose

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £156,504

Decentralisation and economic development

Award winner: Stephen Parker

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £119,618

Bertolt Brecht: a life

Award winner: Brian Cummings

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £131,691

The confessions of Shakespeare

Award winner: Martin Thomas

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £121,738

Empire protest and police repression: political economies of colonial violence

Award winner: Timothy Williamson

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £120,462

Philosophical applications of second-order modal logic

Award winner: Ingo Gildenhard

Institution: University of Durham

Value: £109,178

Ovid and the Bible: studies in the cultural imaginary of the West

Award winner: Bob Hale

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £93,678

Modality, ontology, mathematics, abstraction

Award winner: Roderick Beaton

Institution: King's College London

Value: £136,476

Byron's war: the Greek Revolution and the English Romantic imagination

Award winner: Saki Dockrill

Institution: King's College London

Value: £136,951

Impossible victory: Japan in the Pacific War and its contemporary legacy

Award winner: Michael Bentley

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £136,544

Divided by a common past: a comparative historiography of the modern West

Award winner: Usha Goswami

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £90,959

Dyslexia, a new theoretical framework: rhythmic perception, music and language

Award winner: Greg D. Woolf

Institution: University of St Andrews

Value: £139,408

Seedbed of religions

Award winner: Steven French

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £85,421

Physical structuralism: its origins and future development


Award winner: Peter Dwyer

Institution: Nottingham Trent University

Value: £92,643

The priorities in supporting homeless people with multiple problems contributing to their exclusion from society

This project is led by Peter Dwyer, professor of social policy at Nottingham Trent University. In focusing on the perspectives of people with relevant first-hand experience, it intends to achieve a greater understanding of the causes of multiple-exclusion homelessness. It hopes to shift thinking on the problem and to ensure that policymaking is better informed by more robust evidence.

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