ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL
Award winner: Joss Hands
Institution: Anglia Ruskin University
Exploring new configurations of network politics
Award winner: Antony Rowland
Institution: University of Salford
The future of testimony
Award winner: Robin Peel
Institution: University of Plymouth
Separateness and kinship: transatlantic exchanges 1600-1900
Award winner: J.M. Webber
Institution: Cardiff University
Reading Sartre: on phenomenology and existentialism
Award winner: Peter Knight
Institution: University of Manchester
Culture of the market network
Award winner: John Wynne
Institution: University of the Arts London
Bouncing off the walls: exploring architectural acoustics and the sculptural potential of sound and redundant technology
Award winner: Hamish Fyfe
Institution: University of Glamorgan
Story works - Cardiff, its hinterland, narrative and the new technologies
DR HADWEN TRUST
This UK medical charity funds research to replace the use of animals in research and promotes the use of non-animal techniques. It recently awarded two grants.
Award winners: V. Speirs and D. Holliday
Institution: University of Leeds
Validation and computer reconstruction of a 3D model of breast cancer
Award winners: O. Bandmann and H. Mortiboys
Institution: University of Sheffield
The study of fibroblasts as a new disease model for Huntington's disease to replace animals.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Award winner: Richard Oreffo
Institution: University of Southampton
Value: £3.65 million
Combining stem-cell science and tissue engineering to study the development and repair of human skeletal tissue
For this collaborative project, lead researcher Richard Oreffo will team up with colleagues from Keele University, the University of Nottingham and Imperial College London to seek new treatments for orthopaedic problems associated with the elderly.
In an ageing population, problems such as fractures and bone loss are commonplace.
This study will combine stem-cell science and tissue engineering to look at the development and repair of human skeletal tissue.
Scientists on the five-year project will work to identify the key growth factors, matrix proteins and physical conditions that will enhance tissue regeneration.
Professor Oreffo will receive £1.66 million of the funding; Alicia El Haj at Keele will be given £670,000; Kevin Shakesheff at Nottingham will receive £1.12 million; and Molly Stevens at Imperial will gain £205,000.