Grant winners

November 17, 2011


Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme

• Award winner: Heather Fortnum

• Institution: University of Nottingham Medical School

• Value: £140,385

Assessment of the feasibility and clinical value of further research to evaluate the management options for children with Down's syndrome and otitis media

• Award winner: Julian Peto

• Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

• Value: £784,566

Vitamin D and longevity (ViDAL) trial - randomised feasibility study


• Award winner: Paul Heath

• Institution: St George's, University of London

• Value: £86,084

Infection - monitoring antibiotic use in babies

• Award winner: David Carmichael

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £190,057

Epilepsy - improving brain scanning before surgery


Digitisation programme

• Award winner: Michael Pidd

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £109,612

Manuscripts online: written culture from 1000 to 1500

• Award winner: Tim Bullough

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value: £149,009


• Award winner: Humphrey Southall

• Institution: University of Portsmouth

• Value: £139,900

Old maps online: finding and referencing historical mapping as a platform for research and teaching


Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Graham Hutchings

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £174,132

Investigation of gold heterogeneous catalysts for CO2 utilisation

• Award winner: Michael Ingleson

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £161,685

Regeneration of amine-borane hydrogen storage materials using H2 as reductant

• Award winner: Daniela Schmidt

• Institution: University of Bristol

• Value: £161,717

Ocean acidification and responses of the marine benthos in the Southern Ocean

• Award winner: Mark Sephton

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £175,787

Investigating the relationships between minerals and molecules


Research Programme Grants

Social studies

• Award winner: Beverley Searle

• Institution: University of St Andrews

• Value: £732,417

Mind the (housing) wealth gap: intergenerational justice and family welfare

This project will focus on the transfer of wealth, particularly housing wealth, within families. It will address inequality in society, particularly the uneven distribution of housing wealth within and across generations. Those who do not have access to such wealth are at a disadvantage as housing increasingly determines life chances. The study will also look at housing inequalities in the context of an ageing society. Parents face a dilemma between saving wealth for their own welfare needs or passing it on to their children. When housing takes such a central role, a variety of legal concerns are raised.

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