Grant winners

February 2, 2012


Research Project Grants

Basic sciences

• Award winner: David J. Gower

• Institution: Natural History Museum

• Value: £194,949

Insights from snakes into vertebrate visual evolution

• Award winner: Matthew Balme

• Institution: The Open University

• Value: £168,764

Wet, moist or dry? Using digital terrain models to determine the amount of water that has shaped the surfaces of Earth, Mars and the Moon

Major Research Fellowships

• Award winner: Robert Foley

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £103,360

An evolutionary edge: behaviour, ecology and technology in human evolution

• Award winner: Colin D.H. Jones

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

• Value: £159,298

Ending French revolutionary terror: 9 Thermidor year II ( July 1794)

• Award winner: Elizabeth Anne James

• Institution: University of Sussex

• Value: £132,747

Byzantine mosaics

• Award winner: Michael Kenny

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

• Value: £99,257

The politics of English nationhood


• Award winner: Katya Rubia

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £197,365

ADHD - developing a neurofeedback treatment

• Award winner: Lesley Rhodes

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £150,291

Vitamin D deficiency in South Asian children in the UK

• Award winner: Gordon Smith

• Institution: The Rosie Hospital, Cambridge

• Value: £113,472

Premature birth - understanding how stretch increases contractions


HS&DR Programme

Result of the merger of the Health Services Research (HSR) and Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) programmes. See

• Award winner: Martin Powell

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £180,826

Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from the NHS Staff Survey

• Award winner: Sionnadh McLean

• Institution: Sheffield Hallam University

• Value: £87,589

TURNUP: Targeting the use of reminders and notifications for uptake by populations

• Award winner: Jeff Gavin

• Institution: University of Bath

• Value: £89,960

Meeting the support needs of patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) through innovative use of wiki technology

In Detail

• Award winner: Julian Jackson

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

• Value: £146,818

The political career of Charles de Gaulle

This project aims to provide a fundamental re-evaluation of the career of Charles de Gaulle, the dominant political figure in 20th-century France. Previous studies have subscribed too much to de Gaulle's presentation of himself as a solitary, heroic figure descending from the heights to "save" the nation in a moment of crisis. The recent opening of massive new archival sources - most importantly de Gaulle's private papers - holds out the possibility of offering a more contextualised and multidimensional interpretation of his political action.

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