Grant winners

May 14, 2009

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Fourteen fellows will share £5.5 million under the Global Uncertainties scheme, run by the ESRC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. They will look at how individuals, communities and states form opinions on security and insecurity, exploring why some ideas can lead to conflict or criminality.

- Award winner: L.J. Cameron

Institution: The Open University

Value: £446,476

Living with uncertainty: metaphor and the dynamics of empathy in discourse

Award winner: K. Cooper

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £601,104

Constantine's dream: belonging, deviance and the problem of violence in early Christianity

Award winner: A. El-Affendi

Institution: University of Westminster

Value: £313,691

Narratives of insecurity, democratisation and the justification of (mass) violence

Award winner: T. Farrell

Institution: King's College London

Value: £438,678

Organisations, innovation and security in the 21st century

Award winner: L.D. Freedman

Institution: King's College London

Value: £650,793

Strategic scripts for the 21st century

Award winner: R.M. Gleave

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £594,251

Legitimate and illegitimate violence in Islamic thought

Award winner: A. Hammerstad

Institution: University of Kent

Value: £242,866

The securitisation of forced migration: changing ideas and beliefs about displacement and their impact on security

Award winner: P.R. Higate

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £306,974

Mercenary masculinities imagine security: the case of the private military contractor

Award winner: D.K. Leonard

Institution: Institute of Development Studies

Value: £557,245

Global uncertainties: security in an Africa of networked, multi-level governance

Award winner: L. McNamara

Institution: University of Reading

Value: £309,103

Law, terrorism and the right to know

Award winner: C. Rooney

Institution: University of Kent

Value: £333,372

Radical distrust: a cultural analysis of the emotional, psychological and linguistic formations of religious and political extremism

Award winner: N.J. Wheeler

Institution: Aberystwyth University

Value: £538,013

The challenges to trust-building in a nuclear world

Award winner: J.R. Wolffe

Institution: The Open University

Value: £477,519

Protestant-Catholic conflict: historical legacies and contemporary realities

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: R.K. O'Reilly

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £150,300

Supramolecularly assembled functional nanocages

Award winner: K. Lomas

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £2,549,426

Measurement, modelling, mapping and management (4M): an evidence-based methodology for understanding and shrinking the urban carbon footprint

Award winner: K.J. Friston

Institution: University College London

Value: £91,003

Spatio-temporal models of brain electrophysiology

Award winner: P.J. Lusby

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £221,608

Synthetic nanomachines driven through metal-ligand exchange reactions

Award winner: H. Tai

Institution: Bangor University

Value: £134,250

Novel photocrosslinkable hyperbranched polymers for injectable scaffolds: design, synthesis, characterisations and in vitro evaluation

IN DETAIL

Award winner: Masooda Bano

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £416,641

Global uncertainties and support for Islamic militancy - female madrassas in Pakistan

Dr Bano will use her three-year fellowship to examine how religious beliefs can become radicalised by looking at the rise of Pakistan's female madrassas. She will examine closely the Jamia Hafsa madrassa in Islamabad, which took arms against the state in 2007 to defend Sharia. She said: "The female madrassas provide a lens to study the uncertain interface between traditional values and beliefs and global influences, which often results in further radicalisation of traditional beliefs."

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