Grant winners

March 26, 2009

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Thirteen projects have been awarded more than £300,000 of financial support under the Science and Heritage Research Clusters Scheme, which is jointly funded by the AHRC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The programme aims to support innovative interdisciplinary activities.

Award winner: N. Bell

Collaborating institutions: The National Archives, University College London, Tate

Value: £24,368

EGOR: Environmental guidelines: opportunities and risks

Award winner: T. Fisher

Collaborating institutions: Nottingham Trent University, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum

Value: £23,171

Understanding complex structures: the conservation, display and interpretation of lace and natural objects

Award winner: D. Hicks

Collaborating institutions: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, University of Exeter, The Open University, English Heritage, Bletchley Park Trust

Value: £24,505

Ecologies of modern heritage: studying the cultural and material environments of recent historical change

Award winner: J.J. Hughes

Collaborating institutions: University of the West of Scotland, Queen's University Belfast, University of Glasgow, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, UHI Millennium Institute (Orkney College)

Value: £24,291

Transformation and resilience of our landscapes, archaeology and built heritage: defining responses to societal and environmental pressures

Award winner: L.M. Hurcombe

Collaborating institutions: University of Exeter, University of Glasgow

Value: £24,206

Touching the untouchable: increasing access to archaeological artefacts by virtual handling

Award winner: R. Janaway

Institution: University of Bradford

Value: £24,530

An integrated approach to the management, scientific study and conservation of battlefield artefact assemblages

Award winner: P.J. Lane

Collaborating institutions: University of York, University of Bradford, National Museums Liverpool, Horniman Museum

Value: £24,390

Researching ivory

Award winner: A. Mazel

Institution: University of Newcastle

Value: £24,4

Decay of ancient stone monuments

Award winner: D.T. Murphy

Collaborating institutions: University of York, Ove Arup & Partners, The British Library

Value: £24,538

I-HE(AR)2 (I Hear Too) - improving heritage experience through acoustic reality and audio research

The rest of the award winners will appear in next week's Times Higher Education magazine

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winners: Paul Whiteley and David Sanders

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £1.5 million

The ESRC has awarded funding to the University of Essex to carry out the latest British Election Study, the UK's leading analysis of political science research. Directed by Professor Whiteley and Professor Sanders alongside colleagues at the University of Texas at Dallas, the study will look into what leads people to vote and what determines their allegiance to a party. Conducting surveys before, during and after the next general election, the research will also look at which factors determine the outcome, including issues such as terrorism, immigration and the global financial crisis. The findings will help to further our understanding of how elections affect public attitudes and British democracy more generally.

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