Grant winners

November 8, 2012

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

Research and innovation grants

• Award winner: Alison Fuller

• Institution: University of Southampton

• Value: £139,788

Does apprenticeship work for adults? The experiences of adult apprentices in England

• Award winner: Ros Herman

• Institution: City University London

• Value: £136,543

Reading and dyslexia in deaf children II: the special case of deaf children who sign

• Award winner: Robert Plomin

• Institution: King's College London

• Value: £117,942

Understanding and influencing pupils' choices as they prepare to leave school

• Award winner: Justine Stefanelli

• Institution: British Institute of International and Comparative Law

• Value: £67,458

The rule of law and immigration detention

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH

Research grants

• Award winner: Andrea Nemeth

• Institution: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

• Value: £173,364

Understanding the genetic basis of childhood ataxias

• Award winner: Paul Aurora

• Institution: University College London

• Value: £135,693

Reassessing the lung function of preschool children with cystic fibrosis

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowships

• Award winner: John Preston

• Institution: University of East London

• Value: £407,532

Mass population response to critical infrastructure collapse: a comparative approach

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Responsive mode grant awards

Values are the amounts requested. Awarded amounts may differ.

• Award winner: Guy Rutter

• Institution: Imperial College London

• Value: £459,000

Role of mitochondrial calcium transport in the regulation of insulin secretion

• Award winner: Peter Diggle

• Institution: Lancaster University

• Value: £103,000

Improving projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change

LEVERHULME TRUST

Early career fellowships

All awards are worth £87,000.

Sciences

• Award winner: Anthony Anderson

• Institution: University of Cambridge

Freezing of colloidal dispersions and gels

• Award winner: Leah Band

• Institution: University of Nottingham

Analysing plant growth regulation by the green revolution hormone gibberellin

IN DETAIL

European Commission

Marie Curie Actions Initial Training Networks

• Award winner: Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern

• Institution: University of Bath

• Value: €4 million

A new paradigm in drug use and human health risk assessment: sewage profiling at community level

This project intends to develop research capability in sewage epidemiology via an integrated approach to public health monitoring, with real-time profiling of community health and lifestyle through the analysis of human biomarkers in sewage. It aims to advance knowledge of the epidemiology of (illicit) drug use and bridge gaps in expertise, offering an early warning system for disease outbreaks and pandemic hot spots.

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