Grant winners

February 26, 2009

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

The ESRC has announced £16.5 million of funding over five years for three research centres focusing on the UK's economic wellbeing. These centres will help support the decision-making process of organisations by providing data on future growth and development.

Award winner: Richard Blundell

Institution: Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Value: £6.79 million

Award winner: Nicholas Crafts

Institution: Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, University of Warwick

Value: £3.6 million

The Leverhulme Trust

Award winner: Susan Jobling

Institution: Brunel University

Value: £190,430

Modelling and mimicking effects of pollution from molluscs to men

Award winner: Kirsty Park

Institution: University of Stirling

Value: £102,182

Assessing the effects of micro-turbines on urban wildlife

Award winner: Selina Stead

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £198,356

Poverty eradication through aquaculture

Award winner: Frederic Fol Leymarie

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Value: £100,502

Arts-computing study into the process involved in sketching faces

Award winner: Paul Jeffrey

Institution: Cranfield University

Value: £78,450

Graph theoretic approaches to improving water-service infrastructure robustness

Award winner: Juliet Coates

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £256,708

Evolution of a protein family: armadillo-related genes in moss

Award winner: Graeme Sarson

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: £137,960

Mathematical models for the developed Neolithic

Award winner: Amalia Patane

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £139,487

Colloidal nanocrystals for life sciences and electronics

Award winner: Jonathan Yearsley Clark

Institution: University of Surrey

Value: £189,113

Morphometric herbarium image-data analysis

Award winner: Paul Neve

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £183,962

Experimental evolution of resistance to herbicides in Chlamydomonas reinharditii

Award winner: Andrew Adamatzky

Institution: University of the West of England

Value: £228,106

Mould intelligence: biological amorphous robots

Award winner: Simon Bending

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £209,818

Hybrid spintronic devices; driven spin-charge texture in magnetic semiconductors

Award winner: Timothy Birkhead

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £182,697

The history of modern ornithology from 1920-present

Award winner: Benjamin W. Tatler

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £117,755

Remembering where: exploring why position memory is poor for dynamic movie sequences

Award winner: Patricia Hunt

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £126,921

New ways to elucidate the electronic structure of solutes and solvents

Award winner: Jacob Koella

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £142,717

On the use of microsporidians as effective and evolution-proof malaria control

Award winner: John Carr

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £150,723

Subversion of insect resistance by plant viruses: accident or targeted attack?

IN DETAIL

Award winner: John Van Reenen

Institution: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Value: £6.08 million

How globalisation and new technologies affect growth and inequality

The LSE's Centre for Economic Performance will conduct policy-related research into globalisation and the new technologies that affect growth and inequality. Looking at themes surrounding education, innovation and labour markets, it will also examine the skills base of communities and how global forces can affect it.

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