Grant winners

August 16, 2012

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research Seminar Awards

Sociology

• Award winner: Charlotte Salter

• Institution: University of East Anglia

• Value: £17,899

The role of diagnosis in health and well-being: a social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis

• Award winner: Alex Gillespie

• Institution: London School of Economics

• Value: £17,990

First-person-perspective digital ethnography

• Award winner: Yvette Taylor

• Institution: London South Bank University

• Value: £16,247

Critical diversities @ the intersection: policies, practices, perspectives

• Award winner: Celia Kitzinger

• Institution: University of York

• Value: £14,844

Advance decisions: informing implementation strategies through interdisciplinary and cross-national dialogue

• Award winner: Rachel Aldred

• Institution: University of East London

• Value: £16,700

Modelling on the move: towards transport system transitions?

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Responsive Mode Grants

Values are the amounts requested. Awarded amounts may differ.

• Award winner: Mark Stevens

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £47,000

Type III secretion system "translocation stop" activity of EspZ

• Award winner: Robbie Waugh

• Institution: Scottish Crop Research Institute

• Value: £376,000

Regulation of (1,3;1,4)-beta-glucan synthesis in the grasses

• Award winner: Michael Williamson

• Institution: University of Sheffield

• Value: £391,000

Internal dynamics in the enzyme barnase

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Research grants

• Award winner: Simon Swain

• Institution: University of Warwick

• Value: £326,501

Nemesius' On the Nature of Man: edition, translation and study of the Arabic version

• Award winner: Louise Cooke

• Institution: Loughborough University

• Value: £203,794

Managing access to the internet in public libraries (MAIPLE)

• Award winner: Sarah Whatley

• Institution: Coventry University

• Value: £522,388

In-visible difference: dance, disability and law

• Award winner: Stephen Hoskins

• Institution: University of the West of England

• Value: £323,280

Can Egyptian paste techniques (faience) be used for 3D-printed, solid free-form fabrication of ceramics?

IN DETAIL

• Award winner: Stephen Brown

• Institution: De Montfort University

• Value: £316,907

FuzzyPhoto

Although textual resources comprise the single most comprehensive record of British photographic exhibitions in the 19th and early 20th centuries, they are not sufficient where research requires interrogation of the images to which they refer. This project is developing and testing computer-based "finding aids" to recommend matches between catalogue entries and images in online collections, even without precise matches. It is investigating the potential of combining probabilistic record linkage with "fuzzy clustering" to identify co-references based on attribute similarity.

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