Grant winners

January 26, 2012


• Award winner: Geoff Higgins

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £741,000

Investigation of the molecular basis of tumour radiosensitivity


• Award winner: Graeme Black

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £96,206

Corneal fragility - brittle cornea syndrome

• Award winner: Mark Kilby

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £182,012

Pre-eclampsia - vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy

• Award winner: Daqing Ma

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £119,906

Brain damage in newborn babies: can inhaled gases during labour help?

• Award winner: Christopher Redman

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £133,262

Birth asphyxia - diagnosing fetal distress during labour


Major Research Fellowships

• Award winner: Antony Eastmond

• Institution: Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

• Value: £87,620

Women and art as diplomatic agents from the Mediterranean to Mongolia

• Award winner: Valerie Walkerdine

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £119,475

Roots and routes: a psychosocial approach to intergenerational transmission

• Award winner: Jane Wills

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

• Value: £158,648

Place and politics: localism in the United Kingdom

Research Project Grants

Applied sciences

• Award winner: Yassir Makkawi

• Institution: Aston University

• Value: £175,162

Wet and dry particle flow at the intermediate regime

• Award winner: Paolo Vineis

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £249,999

Causes, health impacts and mitigation of saline intrusion in Bangladesh

Basic sciences

• Award winner: Paul Knox

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value: £89,860

Comparison of saccades across cultures

• Award winner: Veronique Seidel

• Institution: University of Strathclyde

• Value: £83,396

Bioactive chemicals in African bee glue

• Award winner: Richard Szabo

• Institution: Heriot-Watt University

• Value: £78,935

AGT conjecture: relations between moduli spaces, Lie algebras and string theory


• Award winner: Nicholas Till

• Institution: University of Sussex

• Value: £139,591

Opera, myth and modernity: early opera in the early modern era

This study will undertake a fundamental re-evaluation of the first 50 years of opera in light of current historiographical understandings of the concept of "early modernity", suggesting that opera came into being as a cultural response to developments that constitute the early modern era. The project will show how works in the operatic field from c.1585 to 1650 deploy new forms of expression to represent those aspects of modernity that are associated with the uncertainties brought about by political, social and religious instability, scientific enquiry and colonial exploration.

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