Grant winners

May 17, 2012


Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

Award winner: Valerie Moyra Pomeroy

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £1,231,854

Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators


Research Training Fellowships

Award winner: Karen Logan

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £189,234

Diabetes during pregnancy: what puts babies at risk of diabetes, too?

Award winner: Alpesh Kothari

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £183,004

Flat feet: which children need surgery?

Award winner: Karin Tuschl

Institution: University College London

Value: £200,000

Manganese toxicity: tackling this disabling metabolic imbalance


Research project grants


Award winner: Jason Braithwaite

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £125,634

Cortical hyperexcitability and the out-of-body experience

Award winner: Mark Williams

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: £153,981

Pioneer ostracod zooplankton


Award winner: Eleni Asouti

Institution: University of Liverpool

Value: £231,948

"Unfamiliar landscapes": from foraging to farming in central Anatolia, Turkey


Anglo-Dutch network initiatives in the humanities

Joint applications for up to EUR40,000 (£32,000) each have now been successfully funded for networking or exchange activities relating to two thematic areas: sustainable communities in a changing world and cultural interactions of research.

Award winners: Shirley Jordan and Christoph Lindner

Institutions: Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Amsterdam Visual culture and "interruption" in global cities


International Networks


Award winner: Maire Ni Mhaonaigh

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £50,961

Converting the Isles: conversion to Christianity in the insular world Conversion to Christianity is arguably the most revolutionary social and cultural change that Europe experienced in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, transforming religious beliefs and practices, the nature of government, the priorities of the economy, the character of kinship and gender relations. Converting the Isles, an international research network for the study of the conversion to Christianity in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Iceland in the early and central Middle Ages, focuses on the social, economic and cultural aspects of religious conversion. It aims to open up new research avenues, to offer a comparative perspective on conversion processes in the insular world, and to foster genuine interdisciplinary collaboration between leading historians, archaeologists and philologists, as well as early-career scholars.

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