Grant winners

April 14, 2011

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

• Award winners: Frederic Tripet and Abdoulaye Diabate

• Institutions: Keele University and the Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso

• Value: £1,000,000

The objective of the project is to better understand male mosquito mating behaviour, enabling new strategies to eliminate malaria

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

• Award winner: John F. Wyver

• Institution: University of Westminster

• Value: £309,584

Screen plays: theatre on British television

• Award winner: James Loxley

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £321,594

A newly discovered account of Ben Jonson's walk to Scotland: an annotated edition, contextual essays and resources for heritage interpretation

• Award winner: Niel Keeble

• Institution: University of Stirling

• Value: £403,994

A scholarly edition of Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae (1696)

• Award winner: Charles Burnett

• Institution: School of Advanced Study, University of London

• Value: £319,688

Astrolabes in medieval Jewish society

• Award winner: Edmund A.L. de Waal

• Institution: University of Westminster

• Value: £3,433

Behind the scenes at the museum: ceramics in the expanded field

• Award winner: Robert Iliffe

• Institution: University of Sussex

• Value: £307,506

The Newton Theological Papers Project: a comprehensive online edition of Newton's theological papers

• Award winner: Linda Paterson

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £400,854

Lyric responses to the Crusades in medieval France and Occitania

• Award winner: Simon Jones

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £453,581

Performing documents: modelling creative and curatorial engagements with live art and performance archives

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment awards

• Award winner: Steve Iliffe

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £579,567

A pragmatic randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of collaborative care for people with dementia in primary care (CARE-DEM trial)

PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH (PHR) PROGRAMME

• Award winner: Christopher Philip Bonell

• Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• Value: £182,641

The effects of schools and school-environment interventions on health: evidence mapping and syntheses

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

Research Project Grants

Applied sciences (including architecture)

• Award winner: Benjamin Jones

• Institution: Brunel University

• Value: £171,448

Determination of chronological context of latent fingerprints on porous surfaces

• Award winner: Ligang He

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £62,390

Predicting performance for applications running under authorisation mechanisms

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Martin Birchall

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £1,000,000

RegenVOX: stem cell-based voice box transplants

The loss of a working larynx (voice box) damages not only speech, swallowing and breathing, but also smell, taste and coughing, and the condition has affected thousands of people in the UK. Professor Birchall, who carried out the world's first stem-cell transplant of a windpipe in 2008, will be leading a team of researchers to formally assess whether a similar approach could be used to repair problems in the voice box. One of the main problems currently facing those awaiting donor organs is that a transplant will require them to take drugs for the rest of their lives to stop the rejection of foreign tissue. The new project, known as RegenVOX, proposes that by using stem cells, this method could help restore patients' own immune systems and reduce the need for immuno-suppressant drugs.

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