Grant winners

March 10, 2011

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

Humanities

• Award winner: Dorothy Severin

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value: £155,731

The culture of Spanish verse in the late Middle Ages

• Award winner: Fiona Macintosh

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £153,789

Performing epic from antiquity to the present

• Award winner: Luke Lavan

• Institution: University of Kent

• Value: £182,598

Visualising the late antique city: everyday life AD 300-650

• Award winner: Robyn Carston

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £237,745

Understanding metaphor: ad hoc concepts and imagined worlds

• Award winner: William Sheils

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £101,669

Clerical taxation in the northern ecclesiastical province of England 1173-1664

• Award winner: Patrick Sims-Williams

• Institution: Aberystwyth University

• Value: £78,413

Grammatical conversation and innovation in 13th-century Welsh texts

• Award winner: Mark Pollard

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £96,591

Chemical structure and human behaviour: a new model for prehistoric metallurgy

Economics, business studies and industrial relations

• Award winner: Paul Anand

• Institution: The Open University

• Value: £197,828

The capabilities approach to economic progress and human welfare

• Award winner: Anders Poulsen

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £65,878

Understanding unstructured bargaining situations: experimental evidence

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Steve Cunningham

• Institution: Royal Hospital for Sick Children

• Value: £505,666

Bronchiolitis of infancy discharge study (BIDS)

• Award winner: Fujian Song

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £474,807

A randomised controlled trial of self-help materials for the prevention of smoking relapse

NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme

• Award winner: Ewan B. Ferlie

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £149,449

Research utilisation and knowledge mobilisation in NHS organisations: synthesising evidence and theory using perspectives of organisational form, resource-based view of the firm and critical theory

• Award winner: Lesley Wye

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £301,552

Knowledge exchange in healthcare commissioning: GPs, PCTs and external private providers

• Award winner: John Storey

• Institution: The Open University

• Value: £147,338

Possibilities and pitfalls for clinical leadership in improving service quality, innovation and productivity

• Award winner: Rod Sheaff

• Institution: University of Plymouth

• Value: £428,332

Integration and continuity in primary care: polyclinics and alternatives

IN DETAIL

Qatar National Research Fund

Award winner: Zahir Irani

Institution: Brunel Business School

Value: $250,000 (£154,000)

I-MEET

The Integrated Model for Evaluating E-government services Transformation is a collaborative research project between Brunel University, the American University of Beirut and Qatar University to provide a strategic tool for monitoring, governing and transforming the provision of e-government services. It aims to create best-practice benchmarks to manage the transformation of state services in the digital age. Zahir Irani, head of Brunel Business School, said: "E-government across the globe has so far failed to take into account (the fact) that human resource factors have a strong impact on customer satisfaction. Services are provided without considering users and are often driven by the capability of technology. This old school of thought is being replaced by views being developed in the I-MEET project, which is integrating stakeholders' perspectives for a holistic evaluation." The award follows a £400,000 European Union grant to Professor Irani in 2010 to advance the development of mobile phone technologies to involve citizens in policymaking.

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