Grant Winners

November 18, 2010

EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

Starting Grant competition

Almost €580 million (£491 million) has been awarded by the ERC to more than 400 winners in its third Starting Grant competition. The awards, which are each worth up to €2 million, are provided to early career researchers to aid their studies. Some of the UK-based winners in the social sciences and humanities are listed below; the others will be published in the coming weeks.

• Award winner: Mauricio Avendano Pabon

• Institution: University College London

Economic cycles, employment and health: disentangling causal pathways in a cross-national study

• Award winner: Katherine Ruth Brown

• Institution: King's College London

Musical transitions to European colonialism in the eastern Indian Ocean

• Award winner: Michael Guggenheim

• Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Organising disaster: civil protection and the population

• Award winner: Rebecca Cassidy

• Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Gambling in Europe

• Award winner: Anne Claire Haour

• Institution: University of East Anglia

Crossroads of empires: archaeology, material culture and socio-political relationships in West Africa

• Award winner: Javier Lezaun

• Institution: University of Oxford

Biomedical research and the future of property rights

• Award winner: Anna Marmodoro

• Institution: University of Oxford

Causal structuralist ontologies in antiquity: powers as the basic building block of the worlds of the ancients

• Award winner: Jens Newig

• Institution: University of Leeds

Evaluating the delivery of participatory environmental governance using an evidence-based research design

• Award winner: Ioannis Papadogiannakis

• Institution: University of Oxford

Defining belief and identities in the Eastern Mediterranean: the role of interreligious debate and interaction

• Award winner: Anna Pavlova

• Institution: London Business School

Institutional frictions in international finance and asset pricing

• Award winner: Judith Pfeiffer

• Institution: University of Oxford

From late medieval to early modern: 13th to 16th century Islamic philosophy and theology

• Award winner: Aleksander Grzegorz Pluskowski

• Institution: University of Reading

The ecology of crusading: the environmental impact of conquest, colonisation and religious conversion in the medieval Baltic

• Award winner: Leonard Seabrooke

• Institution: University of Warwick

Professions in international political economies

• Award winner: Rebecca Sear

• Institution: London School of Economics

Family matters: intergenerational influences on fertility

• Award winner: Peter Anthony Stokes

• Institution: King's College London

Digital resource and database of palaeography, manuscripts and diplomatic

• Award winner: Daniel Sturm

• Institution: London School of Economics

Using natural experiments to understand the spatial economy

• Award winner: Paolo Surico

• Institution: London Business School

Macroeconomic dynamics with heterogeneous agents

• Award winner: Emmanouil Tsakiris

• Institution: Royal Holloway University of London

The plasticity of the self: experimenting with self-identity in the face of change

• Award winner: Ayse Irem Tuna Richardson

• Institution: London Business School

Corporate Governance

• Award winner: Eyal Weizman

• Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

Forensic Architecture: The Space of Law in War

• Award winner: Georg Weizsacker

• Institution: University College London

Investors' expectations: Measuring their nature and effect

• Award winner: Jan Westerhoff

• Institution: University of Durham

Sastravid - a new paradigm for the study of Indian philosophical texts

• Award winner: Ulrike Andrea Hildegard Zeshan

• Institution: University of Central Lancashire

Multilingual behaviours in sign language users

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Christian Lange

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

The here and the hereafter in Islamic traditions

Dr Lange will seek to provide the first interdisciplinary analysis into the Islamic relationship between the world and otherworld. Examining a variety of historical and contemporary Muslim views on afterlife, the project will assess the extent to which Islamic traditions favour or reject a view of human existence as directed towards the otherworld.

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