Grant winners

January 21, 2010


Award winner: Mark Pollard

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £426,125

Below the salt: a study of the human remains and associated material from the salt mine at Chehrabad, Zanjan, Iran

Award winner: Sam Hayden

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £24,834

Live performance, the interactive computer and the violectra

Award winner: Simon Schaffer

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £675,358

The Board of Longitude, 1714-1828: science, innovation and empire in the Georgian world

Award winner: Liam Gearon

Institution: University of Plymouth

Value: £63,788

Political theologies: responses of religious leaders and authority figures in England to contemporary issues of freedom of expression

Award winner: Peter McCullough

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £514,445

The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne

Award winner: Paul Pettitt

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £48,600

Hunter-gatherer behaviour in the landscape: reconstructing movement patterns in the British late-upper Palaeolithic

Award winner: Andrew Ashworth

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £407,858

Preventive justice

Award winner: Richard Coates

Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol

Value: £785,352

Family names of the United Kingdom

Award winner: Jon Stobart

Institution: University of Northampton

Value: £160,139

Consumption and the country house, c.1730-1800

Award winner: James Bennett

Institution: London Metropolitan University

Value: £181,559

Multiplatforming public-service broadcasting: the specialist factual independent production ecology in the UK's digital television landscape

Award winner: Alison Cathcart

Institution: University of Strathclyde

Value: £150,543

Living on the edge? Plantation and politics in the North Atlantic archipelago, 1493-1637

Award winner: Kevin Barry Linch

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £145,091

Soldiers and soldiering in Britain, c.1750 to 1815


More than £11 million of funding has been awarded to four pioneering UK-based research projects in the field of complexity science. Addressing issues prevalent in today's society, the investigations will consider topics such as healthcare, banking systems, natural disasters and immigration, and will examine the interactions between the components of these complex systems.

Award winner: Jane Falkingham

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £2.8 million

The care life cycle: responding to the health and social care needs of an ageing society

Award winner: Nigel Gilbert

Institution: University of Surrey

Value: £3.4 million

Evolution and resilience of industrial ecosystems (ERIE)

Award winner: Alan Wilson

Institution: University College London

Value: £2.5 million

Explaining, modelling and forecasting global dynamics


Award winner: Anja Belz

Institution: University of Brighton

Value: £42,403

Generation challenges 2010

Award winner: Andrew Goodwin

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £472,982

Local structure and dynamics in framework materials

Award winner: Christina Goldschmidt

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £50,088

Probability on combinatorial structures

Award winner: Damien Murphy

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £401,428

Understanding the role of paramagnetic organometallic redox centres in oligomerisation catalysis


Award winner: Edward Fieldhouse

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £2.7 million

The social complexity of immigration and diversity

By developing complex computer-simulation models, Professor Fieldhouse and his team will seek to gain fresh insights into the social consequences of immigration and diversity in order to inform policy on the subject. The results will be used by researchers to engage with local and national policy advisers to help improve the social cohesion and resilience of the wider population.

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