Grant winners

September 16, 2010

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

RESEARCH PROGRAMME GRANTS

HUMANITIES

Award winner: Joanna Story

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £1,370,418

The impact of diasporas in the making of Britain: evidence, memories and inventions

LAW, POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Award winner: Robin Cohen

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £1,749,792

The impact of diasporas: connecting, contesting and converging

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS

APPLIED SCIENCES (Including architecture)

Award winner: Neil Mathur

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £230,956

Graphene spintronics with highly spin-polarised electrodes

Award winner: David Saad

Institution: Aston University

Value: £154,017

Inference beyond the limits via insights from physical systems

Award winner: Andrew David Thomas

Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

Value: £102,807

What contribution do fungi and bacteria make to soil respiration in drylands?

Award winner: Majid Mirmehdi

Institution: University of Bristol

Value: £112,780

Towards assisted living robotics: manipulation of objects for extraction of text

Award winner: Johanna Moore

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £116,015

Towards responsive intelligent cognitive assistants for older people

Award winner: Bryce Richards

Institution: Heriot-Watt University

Value: £239,563

Aesthetic integration of photovoltaics into the built environment

Award winner: Eugene Ch'ng

Institution: University of Wolverhampton

Value: £96,532

A collaborative environment for assisted 3D reconstruction of cuneiform tablets

Award winner: Raymond Holt

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £71,958

Facilitating meaningful play for disabled children through participatory design

Award winner: Tim Ibell

Institution: University of Bath

Value: £78,490

A new form of architecture for concrete structures

BASIC SCIENCES

Award winner: Swidbert Roger Ott

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £258,101

Mechanisms driving acquisition and maintenance of swarming behaviour in locusts

Award winner: Jane Hart

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £284,612

Investigating glacier stick-slip motion using a wireless sensor network

Award winner: Ralph Harbach

Institution: Natural History Museum

Value: £203,4

Integrated biosystematics and molecular genetics of the mosquito tribe Culicini

Award winner: Mats Persson

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £132,056

Probing inside molecules: theory and simulations

Award winner: Louise Connell

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £128,668

From mind to hand: gesture and the spatial grounding of mental representations

Award winner: Jurgen Denecke

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £152,153

Functional analysis of the late prevacuolar compartment of plants

Additional Leverhulme Trust grant winners will appear in the 30 September issue

IN DETAIL

Law, politics, international relations

Award winner: Nicola Smith

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £36,743

Male and transgender sex work in the UK and the Netherlands

Dr Smith will carry out in-depth interviews with male and transgender sex workers from the UK and the Netherlands and analyse existing policy and academic material, in order to compare the economic, political and cultural context of this form of sex work in the two countries. Despite growing numbers of male and transgender sex workers, previous studies have focused on female workers, with women assumed to provide the supply of sex and men the demand for it. Dr Smith will consider how these sex workers' experiences are shaped by political, economic and cultural contexts, and examine how academic and policy paradigms may be reframed.

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