Grant winners

March 8, 2012

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Connected Communities programme

• Award winner: Andrew Miles

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £1,204,673

Understanding everyday participation - articulating cultural values

• Award winner: Ian Hargreaves

• Institution: Cardiff University

• Value: £1,124,934

Media, community and the creative citizen

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment programme

• Award winner: Damian Griffin

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £235,618

Feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial comparing hip arthroscopy with best conservative care for patients with femoroacetabular impingement

• Award winner: Sallie Lamb

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £328,993

ACTIvATeS: active treatment for idiopathic adolescent scoliosis: a feasibility study

Health Services and Delivery Research programme

• Award winner: Jane South

• Institution: Leeds Metropolitan University

• Value: £179,791

A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of peer-based interventions to maintain and improve offender health in prison settings

LEVERHULME TRUST

Philip Leverhulme Prize

These prizes, worth £70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made substantial and recognised contributions to their field.

Engineering

• Award winner: Simon Cotton

• Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Wireless communications

• Award winner: Antonio Gill

• Institution: Swansea University

Computational modelling

Geography

• Award winner: Hayley Fowler

• Institution: Newcastle University

Climate change impacts on water resource system extremes of floods and drought

• Award winner: Simon Reid-Henry

• Institution: Queen Mary, University of London

The geographies of science; development and security; geopolitics; geographical theory

Modern European languages and literature

• Award winner: Lindiwe Dovey

• Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

African and postcolonial film and literature

• Award winner: Robert Macfarlane

• Institution: University of Cambridge

English literature, landscape and environment

IN DETAIL

Major Research Fellowship

• Award winner: Andreas Willi

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £145,865

Origins of the Greek verb

Insights into the prehistory of the verbal system of the Indo-European languages can be gained by formal reconstruction, textual analysis (philology) and cross-linguistic comparison (typology). Each of these strands of research has become highly specialised, so their methods and results need to be reintegrated into a coherent whole. By doing so, and focusing on Greek as a particularly rich and complex branch of the language family, this study will draw a new map of prehistoric developments, which can then serve as a basis for parallel work on other branches such as Germanic (with English) or Italic (Romance).

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