Grant winners

October 13, 2011

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Services Research (NIHR HSR) programme

• Award winner: Paul Roderick

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £360,490

A national study of practice patterns in UK renal units in the use of dialysis and conservative kidney management to treat people aged 75 years and over with chronic kidney failure (stage 5 chronic kidney disease, or CKD5)

Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) programme

• Award winner: Trisha Greenhalgh

• Institution: University of London

• Value: £85,195

Developing theory and method for studying "resistance" to big IT programmes in healthcare

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

• Award winner: Richard Dorsett

• Institution: National Institute of Economic and Social Research

• Value: £110,535

Moving from school to work: understanding the role of early outcomes

• Award winners: Ruth Lupton and John Hills

• Institution: London School of Economics

• Value: £353,179

Social policy in a cold climate

• Award winner: Will Moy

• Institution: Full Fact

• Value: £150,000

Full fact development

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND

Qatar National Research Priority Grants

• Award winner: Andrew Petersen

• Institution: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

• Value: $400,000 (£260,049)

Aerial photography in Qatar using an unmanned aerial vehicle

EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

Starting Grants

• Award winner: Alan Kemp

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: €1,479,707

Research into the use of diamonds in lasers, which could extend the use of lasers in areas such as biological imaging, wind-speed sensing and the treatment of birthmarks

• Award winner: Stefan Kuhr

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: €1,392,800

This research will aim to offer clues to some of the mechanisms, including magnetism and superconductivity, that lie behind the way that solid matter behaves

• Award winner: Eva Hevia

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: €1,497,180.10

Mixed-metal chemistry research

IN DETAIL

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

• Award winner: Kieran McGeown

• Institution: St Mary's University College, Belfast

• Value: €300,000 (£261,434)

STIMULA

As European Union economies move towards a more technology-intensive model, key competences in science and technology are essential. But according to several EU studies, interest in science and technology among young students is low. STIMULA aims to develop innovative ways to foster science and technology vocations via the active involvement of the world of work (universities, research and innovation centres and companies) in educational activities. The project will focus on designing, implementing and validating new educational initiatives, pedagogical science and technology guidelines for teacher training, and diverse curriculum-extending initiatives. The team hopes that the results will aid educators and institutions to offer more practical and inspiring science and technology education.

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