Grant winners

April 16, 2009

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

The AHRC research grants schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects to enable individuals to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research.

Award winner: Yossef Rapoport

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Value: £165,709

Rural society in medieval Islam: translation and study of the History of the Fayyum

Award winner: H. Roms

Institution: Aberystwyth University

Value: £165,779

"It was 40 years ago today ...": locating the early history of performance art in Wales 1965-79

Award winner: J.I. Rose

Institution: Oxford Brookes University

Value: £175,155

Archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigation of Upper Pleistocene human occupation in the Dhofar Mountains, southern Arabia

Award winner: I. Ruthven

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £145,913

Decision-making in web searching: what do searchers look at and why?

Award winner: J.J. Scally

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £413,097

Unlocking the Celtic collector: the mind, methods and materials of Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912)

Award winner: P.R. Schofield

Institution: Aberystwyth University

Value: £492,695

Seals in medieval Wales, 1200-1550 (SiMeW)

Award winner: R. Sutton-Spence

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £243,847

Metaphor in creative sign language

Award winner: P.J. Thonemann

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £140,998

Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: monuments from southern Phrygia, Lycaonia and Cappadocia

Award winner: J.C. Haffenden

Institution: University of London

Value: £841,207

T.S. Eliot editorial project

IN DETAIL

Newton International Fellowship

Award winner: Deborah Villarroel-Lamb

Institution: University College London

Modelling and prediction of long-term coastal morphology

Newton International fellows will spend two years at UK research institutions. The collaborative scheme between the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society gives awards of £64,000-£68,000 to postdoctoral researchers from all over the world in natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities.

Dr Villarroel-Lamb's fellowship will allow her to work with specialists at University College London to model and predict coastal erosion, with particular emphasis on her home region in the Caribbean.

She is a lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. During her PhD research, she developed a coastal-erosion model that predicted the short-term response of the beach in varying conditions. She hopes to use UCL's high-performance computing facilities to develop the model to simulate the long-term behaviour of beaches, making it a more effective tool for coastal-zone management.

A list of the rest of the Newton fellows will be published next week.

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