Grant Winners

December 31, 2009


The ESRC's Professorial Fellowship scheme is funding five of the UK's top social scientists to allow them to develop their research agendas.

Award winner: M. Keating

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £361,828

Rescaling Europe: territories, representation and public policy

Award winner: R. Jessop

Institution: University of Lancaster

Value: £455,443

Great transformations: a cultural political economy of crisis management

Award winner: J. Humphries

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £195,666

Memories of industriousness: the Industrial Revolution and the household economy in Britain, 1700-1878

Award winner: C.J. Skinner

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £396,282

Enhancing the use of information on survey data quality

Award winner: R.K. Gibson

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £424,686

The internet, electoral politics and citizen participation in global perspective


Four UK-based research projects studying the spread of the swine flu pandemic are sharing £6.5 million from a collaborative scheme by the BBSRC, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Award winner: Peter Openshaw

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £2.7 million

Mechanisms of Severe Acute Influenza Consortium (MOSAIC)

Award winner: James Wood

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: This shares £1.7 million with the project listed below

Epidemiological and evolutionary investigations of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus in pigs and associated occupational risks

Award winner: Ian Brown

Institution: Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge

Value: This shares £1.7 million with the project listed above

Transmission, infection dynamics and immunopathology of pandemic H1N1 virus in pigs and comparability to human infection


Award winner: Andrew Hayward

Institution: University College London

Value: £2.1 million


Studying a cohort of 10,000 individuals from 4,000 households, this project will scrutinise the duration and severity of swine flu symptoms. Researchers will look at access to care and treatment, the efficacy of antivirals, the uptake and effectiveness of the pandemic vaccine delivered through the National Health Service and population-behaviour changes through the pandemic and during illness. The results will be compared with findings from the original FluWatch programme so researchers can assess whether T-cell responses to previous influenza strains offer protection against the H1N1 strain.

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