Grant winners

July 7, 2011


Fellowship awards

• Award winner: K. Vlassopoulos

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £58,988

Greeks and barbarians: connected histories (Archaic-Hellenistic periods)

• Award winner: Nicola McLelland

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £41,305

German through English eyes: German language and culture(s) in language textbooks for British learners (1680-2000)

• Award winner: Ankji Mukherjee

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £34,375

What is a classic? Postcolonial rewriting and invention of the canon

• Award winner: Isabelle Perez

• Institution: Heriot-Watt University

• Value: £37,672

Negotiating the ethical maze in interpreter-mediated investigative interviews: towards an operational model for interpreting and police professionals

• Award winner: Catherine Clay

• Institution: Nottingham Trent University

• Value: £58,687

Feminism, journalism and British literary culture, 1920-1945: a study of time and tide


Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

These awards are worth £250,000 over four years.

• Award winner: Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh

• Institution: King's College London

The developmental basis of resting state functional networks, their anatomical and neuropsychological correlates in infants and toddlers, and their involvement in learning disorders

• Award winner: Alison Twelvetrees

• Institution: London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK

The coordination of microtubule-dependent motors during axonal transport

• Award winner: Meng Amy Li

• Institution: University of Cambridge

Interrogating the roles of miRNAs in entering and exiting ground-state pluripotency in embryonic stem cells


Health Technology Assessment Programme

• Award winner: Klim McPherson

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £1,802,775

FEMME trial: randomised trial of treating fibroids with either embolisation or myomectomy to measure the effect on quality of life

• Award winner: Janet Brown

• Institution: University of Leeds

• Value: £2,416,744

A randomised, multi-stage phase II/III study of Sunitinib comparing temporary cessation with allowing continuation, at the time of maximal response, in the first-line treatment of locally advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma (the STAR trial)

Service Delivery and Organisation Programme

• Award winner: Mark-Alexander Sujan

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £189,791

Clinical handovers within the emergency care pathway and the potential for harm of clinical handover failures (ECHO)

• Award winner: Jon Glasby

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £350,830

Understanding and improving transitions of older people: a user- and carer-centred approach

• Award winner: Sonia Johnson

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £129,244

An investigation of therapeutic alliance and its relationship to service-user satisfaction in acute psychiatric wards and crisis residential alternatives

In detail

• Award winner: Bill Deakin

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £1,602,4

The benefit of minocycline on negative symptoms in schizophrenia: extent and mechanisms

Many drug treatments are effective in reducing psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia, but have little impact on so-called negative symptoms such as social withdrawal and loss of motivation. This multicentre, UK-wide study will focus on whether minocycline can reduce these negative symptoms, and if its effectiveness increases when given early in the course of illness.

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