Grant winners

July 21, 2011

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Fellowship Awards

• Award winner: Jens R. Hentschke

• Institution: Newcastle University

• Value: £70,799

School reform and nation-building from Varela to Batlle: Uruguay as a crossroad of ideas in the River Plate, 1868-1915

• Award winner: Klaus Abels

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £33,201

Linguistic universals and the order of verbs in Germanic linguistics

• Award winner: Michel Hockx

• Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies

• Value: £56,308

Internet literature in China

• Award winner: Pascale Aebischer

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £63,907

Beyond Shakespeare: screening early modern drama

• Award winner: Timothy Chappell

• Institution: The Open University

• Value: £40,883

Making good decisions: theory, reflection and practice in ethics

• Award winner: Celeste-Marie Bernier

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £45,383

"Suffering and sunset": Horace Pippin's World War I manuscripts and paintings

• Award winner: Paul Oldfield

• Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University

• Value: £57,894

Sanctity and pilgrimage in medieval Southern Italy, 1000-1200

• Award winner: Rob Lutton

• Institution: University of Nottingham

• Value: £58,504

The cult of the Holy Name of Jesus in late medieval and Reformation England

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Service Delivery and Organisation Programme

• Award winner: Robert Anderson

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £101,079

The effective and cost-effective use of intermediate, step-down, hospital at home and other forms of community care as an alternative to acute inpatient care: a realist review

IN DETAIL

Health Technology Assessment Programme

• Award winner: Christopher McDermott

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £1,060,490

A randomised controlled trial in patients with respiratory muscle weakness due to motor neuron disease of the NeuRx RA/4 diaphragm pacing system (DiPALS)

Motor neuron disease affects approximately two people in every 100,000 in the UK. It weakens the diaphragm, making it difficult for sufferers to breathe. This study aims to find out whether adding diaphragm pacing (a new technique to increase diaphragm contraction strength) to standard non-invasive ventilation care (a face mask attached to a machine that helps patients to breathe more effectively) can offer added benefits such as improving life quality and expectancy.

THE WELLCOME TRUST

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

These awards are worth £250,000 over four years

• Award winner: Elena Dreosti

• Institution: University College London

Development of function in asymmetric brain circuits

• Award winner: Eris Duro

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

A proteomic and cell biological approach to understand the molecular mechanisms of meiotic chromosome segregation.

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