Grant winners

April 2, 2009


Thirteen projects will share more than £300,000 under the Science and Heritage Research Clusters Scheme. The other winners were listed last week.

Award winner: A.M. Pollard

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £24,415

Centre for the Study of the Book (based in the Bodleian Library). BookNET: a network for the technological study of the book and manuscript as artefact

Award winner: E.M. Pye

Collaborating institutions: University College London, Royal College of Art

Value: £24,449

Cultural encounters and explorations: conservation's Catch-22

Award winner: J.C. Roberts

Collaborating institutions: Bangor University, English Heritage, National Museum of Ireland, National Museum of Wales, National Trust

Value: £24,340

Modelling, interpretation and alternate representations: visualisation technology, heritage buildings and coastal threats

Award winner: R. Till

Collaborating institutions: Durham University, University of Huddersfield, University of Sheffield

Value: £24,487

Research cluster for the investigation of acoustic and musical elements of prehistoric archaeological sites in Britain


The NIHR's Health Technology Assessment programme produces independent research information on the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive National Health Service care. Listed here are the February-March 2009 research grant awards.

Award winner: Philip Edwards

Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Value: £265,214

Adaptive e-learning to improve dietary behaviour: systematic review

Award winner: Helen Snooks

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £1,147,158

Care of older people who fall: evaluation of the clinical and cost- effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance personnel to assess and refer to appropriate community-based care

Award winner: Jo Dumville

Institution: University of York

Value: £1,012,624

VenUS IV (Venous Leg Ulcer Study IV): A randomised controlled trial of compression hosiery versus compression bandaging in the treatment of venous leg ulcers

Award winner: Janet Powell

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £1,044,106

Can emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (eEVAR) improve the survival from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms?

Award winner: Simon Gilbody

Institution: University of York

Value: £1,621,924

The randomised evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of computerised therapy (REEACT) trial

Award winner: David Jayne

Institution: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Value: £1,441,592

Plasma exchange and glucocorticoids in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody associated systemic vasculitis: a randomised controlled trial

Natural Environment Research Council

Award winner: D. Pyle

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £24,149

Extent and impact of distal ash fallout from the May 2008 eruption of Chaiten, Chile

Award winner: A.L.D. Densmore

Institution: Durham University

Value: £19,632

Surface rupture in the 12 May 2008 Sichuan earthquake

Award winner: C.J. Horwell

Institution: Durham University

Value: £26,940

Rapid assessment of the potential health hazard of ash from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Award winner: M. Edmonds

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £35,160

Summit eruption of Kilauea Volcano: a unique opportunity to test magma-degassing models using new spectroscopic methods.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Principal investigator: John McCanny

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: £25 million

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at the Queen's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology has become the UK's leading site for the development of technologies that counter malicious cyber attacks. In a combined funding scheme from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Technology Strategy Board, industry partners and the institution itself, the CSIT will bring together researchers in fields such as data encryption, network security systems, wireless-enabled security systems and intelligent surveillance technology to help safeguard information stored electronically.

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