Grant winners

July 5, 2012

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research Seminar Awards

Political science and international studies

• Award winner: Mark Webber

• Institution: University of Birmingham

• Value: £17,815

Nato after Afghanistan

• Award winner: Jamie Gaskarth

• Institution: Plymouth University

• Value: £16,917

Normative challenges to international society: rising powers and global responses

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

The awards will range from £1 million over five years to £3 million over seven years.

• Award winner: Ronald Hay

• Institution: University of Dundee

Determining the role and mechanism of action of the SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase RNF4 in maintaining genome integrity

• Award winner: Xiaodong Zhang

• Institution: Imperial College London

Structures and mechanisms of key components in the DNA damage response

• Award winner: Molly Stevens

• Institution: Imperial College London

Exploring and engineering the cell-material interface for regenerative medicine

LEVERHULME TRUST

International Networks

Humanities

• Award winner: David Lines

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £56,354

Renaissance conflict and rivalries: cultural polemics in Europe, c.1300-c.1650

• Award winner: Kate Fletcher

• Institution: University of the Arts London

• Value: £124,735

Local wisdom: post-growth fashion and a user's craft

Research Project Grants

Sciences

• Award winner: Kay Grunewald

• Institution: University of Oxford

• Value: £250,000

Polysomes in cells - the society of ribosomes

• Award winner: Terence P. Kee

• Institution: University of Leeds

• Value: £166,816

A novel chemoton model for the emergence of self-maintaining systems

• Award winner: Richard Layfield

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £144,971

Selective functionalisation of pentadienylsilanes

Humanities

• Award winner: Ben Rampton

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £151,303

Crossing languages and borders: intercultural language education in a conflict-ridden context

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Peter Barry

• Institution: Aberystwyth University

• Value: £232,042

Devolved voices: Welsh poetry in English since 1997

The development of Welsh poetry in English since 1997 will be the focus of this project, which includes plans to produce a wide range of publications. One full-length scholarly volume will place contemporary Welsh poetry in English in its wider British context, while another will provide detailed studies of major figures in the field. A book of extended interviews with key poets will provide in-depth engagement with practitioners, and a final book of essays will consider the specific question of poetic production within the context of Wales' devolutionary journey. The project will also launch a video-rich website that will provide an important record of poets reading their own work, discussions with the writers and interviews with other notable players on Wales' English-language poetry scene.

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