Grant winners

April 22, 2010

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact scheme

More than £4 million has been provided to 21 projects under the DEDEFI scheme, which funds work by arts and humanities researchers that is aimed at enhancing access to leading-edge digital technologies and facilities. The projects will also seek to increase the impact from digital-research outputs and drive the uptake of new technologies. Listed below are six of the winners; the other grants awarded were published last week.

Award winner: J.D. Richards

Institution: University of York

Value: £140,250

ADS+: enhancing and sustaining the Archaeology Data Service digital repository

Award winner: T.P. Schofield

Institution: University College London

Value: £262,673

The Bentham papers transcription initiative

Award winner: D. Tudhope

Institution: University of Glamorgan

Value: £109,802

Semantic technologies enhancing links and linked data for archaeological resources (STELLAR)

Award winner: C. Watts

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: £136,498

Voiceworks digital song/text project: a collaboration between the Birkbeck Centre for Poetics, Wigmore Hall and Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Award winner: K. Woolford

Institution: University of Sussex

Value: £434,345

Motion in place platform

Award winner: A. Yarrington

Institution: University of Glasgow

Value: £61,462

Mobilising "mapping sculpture in Britain and Ireland, 1851-1951"

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Award winner: Usha Goswami

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £148,954

Rhythmic perception, music and language: a new theoretical framework for understanding and remediating specific language impairment

Award winner: Jemma Samuels

Institution: BrightsideUNIAID

Value: £124,858

Further education to higher education - supporting student parents' transition

Award winner: Ros Herman

Institution: City University London

Value: £142,157

Reading dyslexia in deaf children: the need for normative data

Award winner: Barry Mitchell

Institution: Coventry University

Value: £57,871

Sentencing in cases of murder: an analysis of public opinion

Award winner: Rachel Ormston

Institution: Scottish Centre for Social Research

Value: £99,266

Scotland's constitutional future

Award winner: Susan E. Harkness

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £95,835

Lone parents' mental health and employment

Award winner: Tony Dolphin

Institution: Institute for Public Policy Research

Value: £64,625

Modelling taxes on wealth

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Award winner: Michael Shiner

Institution: London School of Economics

Value: £57,062

Black and minority ethnic access to higher education: a reassessment

Building on research that suggests that black and ethnic-minority applicants tend to be filtered into new universities, this project will investigate apparent biases in the student-recruitment process. Using data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, Dr Shiner aims to identify factors driving differential patterns of entry, with a view to making recommendations to promote a more balanced representation of groups across the whole sector.

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