Grant winners

October 4, 2012

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE REPLACEMENT, REFINEMENT AND REDUCTION OF ANIMALS IN RESEARCH - NC3Rs

Project Grants

• Award winner: Andrew Cossins

• Institution: University of Liverpool

• Value £440,093

The detection, assessment and alleviation of pain in laboratory zebrafish

• Award winner: Ioanna Katsiadaki

• Institution: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

• Value: £358,965

Assessing welfare in fish: the answer is in the water

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Successful Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures research grants

• Award winner: Caroline Humphrey

• Institution: University of Cambridge

• Value: £540,419

Where rising powers meet: China and Russia at their North Asian border

• Award winner: John Heathershaw

• Institution: University of Exeter

• Value: £482,896

Rising powers and conflict management in Central Asia

• Award winner: Khalid Nadvi

• Institution: University of Manchester

• Value: £637,907

Rising powers, labour standards and the governance of global production networks

Indian-European Social Sciences Research Networking projects

• Award winner: Martin W. Bauer

• Institution: London School of Economics

• Value: £107,674

Mapping the cultural authority of science across Europe and India

• Award winner: Maria Evandrou

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £106,290

Ageing and well-being in a globalising world

• Award winner: Peter Smith

• Institution: Goldsmiths, University of London

• Value: £35,162

Bullying, cyberbullying and pupil safety and well-being

• Award winners: Louise Tillin and Mukalika Banerjee

• Institutions: King's College London and London School of Economics

• Value: £132,170

From identity to interests? Quantitative and qualitative explanations of electoral change in rural and urban India

• Award winner: Roger Jeffery

• Institution: University of Edinburgh

• Value: £189,900

Advances in research on globally accessible medicine.

IN DETAIL

The role of celebrity in young people’s classed and gendered aspirations

There are concerns that celebrity culture is having a bad impact on young people’s aspirations by leading them to hope for cheaply earned fame rather than achievement based on hard work and skill. This will be the first UK-based empirical study to examine celebrity’s significance in the construction of young people’s aspirations. Building on research suggesting that celebrity informs educational and career aspirations. In complex ways, it will explore how celebrities’ accounts of aspiration shape young people’s imagined futures. The focus will be on social class and gender because a large body of research shows that these are ­central to educational and career aspirations and choices.

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