Grant Winners

October 21, 2010


The Hera Network has awarded more than €16 million (£14 million) to 19 transnational collaborative research projects across Europe. Co-funded by the European Commission and 13 humanities research councils in mainland Europe and the UK, the network's first joint research programme seeks insight from the humanities into current challenges facing the Continent. The Hera funding has been allocated in two key areas. Listed below are the five grant winners that were not printed in last week's issue.


Project leader: Joanna Sofaer

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: €973,582

Creativity and craft production in middle and late Bronze Age Europe

Project leader: Maruska Svasek

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Value: €807,455

Creativity and innovation in a world of movement

Project leader: Jeremy Till

Institution: University of Westminster

Value: €980,489

Scarcity and creativity in the built environment

Project leader: Evelyn Welch

Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

Value: €999,769

Fashioning the early modern: innovation and creativity in Europe, 1500-1800


£4 million has been awarded to seven research projects by the EPSRC and the ESRC as part of Research Councils UK's ongoing Energy Programme. The projects have been developed through workshops and after extensive dialogue with stakeholders including interest groups, social enterprises and policymakers. The project teams will work in concert with local communities in order to find appropriate ways to reduce energy demand, delivering environmental dividends for the UK and helping to meet European Union policy.

Award winner: G. Smith

Institution: University of Southampton

Value: £945,833

The role of community-based initiatives in energy saving

Award winner: R. Gupta

Institution: Oxford Brookes University

Value: £1,373,831

Evaluating the impact, effectiveness and success of Department of Energy and Climate Change-funded low-carbon communities on localised energy behaviours

Award winner: J. Webb

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £998,469

Heat and the city: comparing the trajectory of sustainable heat and energy conservation in the municipal communities of Glasgow and Edinburgh

Award winner: K. Henwood

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £574,539

Energy biographies: understanding the dynamics of energy use for energy- demand reduction

Award winner: A. Dobson

Institution: Keele University

Value: £452,928

Reducing energy consumption through community knowledge networks

Award winner: M. Michael

Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Value: £974,133

Sustainability invention and energy-demand reduction: co-designing communities and practice

Award winner: R. Rettie

Institution: Kingston University

Value: £699,6

Smart communities: shaping new low-carbon communities' norms and practices


Project leader: Mireille van Eechoud

Institution: University of Amsterdam

Value: €985,390

Authorship and originality: reclaiming copyright in support of creative collaboration in the digital environment

With the digitisation of materials and the expansion of the internet giving rise to increased copying, borrowing and reworking of existing materials, this project will look to investigate how copyright laws can effectively govern these new forms of working and collaboration. Identifying and exploring theories of authorship from disciplines including film and audiovisual studies, Dr van Eechoud and her team will attempt to determine how they can be used to help develop a European copyright policy that is better placed to serve creative practice in today's digital environment.

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments