Grant winners

February 5, 2009

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

The BBSRC has launched the virtual Sustainable Bioenergy Centre, a £ million project that consists of six programmes aimed at cutting the cost of biofuel by increasing the efficiency of production and reducing crop inputs.

- Award winner: Angela Karp

- Institution: Rothamsted Research

Perennial bioenergy crops programme

- Award winner: Paul Dupree

- Institution: University of Cambridge

Cell-wall sugars programme

- Award winner: Claire Halpin

- Institution: University of Dundee

Cell-wall lignin programme

- Award winner: Katherine Smart

- Institution: University of Nottingham

Lignocellulosic conversion to bioethanol programme

- Award winner: Nigel Peter Minton

- Institution: Nottingham

Second-generation sustainable bacterial biofuels programme

- Award winner: Simon McQueen-Mason

- Institution: University of York

Marine wood borer enzyme discovery programme

Leverhulme Trust

Major research fellowship recipients for 2008.

- Award winner: Robert Bartlett

- Institution: University of St Andrews

- Value: £129,620

The cult of the saints from the martyrs to the Reformation

- Award winner: John Nicholas Postgate

- Institution: University of Cambridge

- Value: £148,526

History and archaeology of government in the ancient Near East

- Award winner: Wendy Bracewell

- Institution: University College London

- Value: £88,305

East European travel writing and the invention of Europe

- Award winner: Roger Pearson

- Institution: University of Oxford

- Value: £79,519

Orpheus or Moses? The poet as lawgiver in 19th-century French literature

- Award winner: Catherine Merridale

- Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

- Value: £145,077

The Kremlin: a cultural history since 1156

- Award winner: Guy Halsall

- Institution: University of York

- Value: £139,475

Transformations of the year 600

- Award winner: Andrew Mason

- Institution: University of Southampton

- Value: £75,406

Rethinking citizenship

- Award winner: Chris Reed

- Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

- Value: £95,549

Law 2.0 - effective lawmaking for cyberspace

- Award winner: Allan Beever

- Institution: Durham University

- Value: £68,631

The history of private law theory

- Award winner: Stephen Hopgood

- Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies

- Value: £132,203

Empire of the international

- Award winner: Marie-Benedicte Dembour

- Institution: University of Sussex

- Value: £1,085

Migrants have human rights, too: critical perspectives on the Strasbourg case law

- Award winner: David Runciman

- Institution: University of Cambridge

- Value: £145,694

Democracy and disaster: a political and intellectual history

- Award winner: Yongnian Zheng

- Institution: University of Nottingham

- Value: £138,513

The organisational emperorship: a cultural theory of the Chinese Communist Party

- Award winner: Jacqueline O'Reilly

- Institution: University of Brighton

- Value: £132,269

Challenging the gender contract: changing work and welfare in Europe

- Award winner: Perri 6

- Institution: Nottingham Trent University

- Value: £113,470

Unanticipated policy consequences of different styles of political judgment

In detail

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

- Award winner: Nigel Glover

- Institution: Durham University

- Value: £16.7 million

Bridging the gap between theory and experiment

Durham's Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology focuses on making theoretical predictions that can be tested by experimental facilities and thus further our understanding of the universe. Its director, Nigel Glover, said the funding "will allow us to continue this vital link between theory and experiment and ensure that UK particle physics continues to thrive and play a pivotal role in big groundbreaking experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider. It will also help the UK prepare for and contribute to the design and planning of physics programmes at future new facilities."

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