Grant winners

December 6, 2012

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Follow-on Fund

Materialities of Assyrian knowledge production: object biographies of inscribed artefacts from Nimrud for museums and mobiles

Combining digital print technologies with 18th-century underglaze ceramic printing to retain an industrial heritage process

  • Award winner: Adrian Heathfield
  • Institution: University of Roehampton
  • Value: £118,676

Crossovers: a performance matters DVD series

VISTA OPTICS

  • Award winner: Brian J. Tighe
  • Institution: Aston University
  • Value: £73,500

Explore new ways to improve comfort in soft contact lens materials, specifically silicon hydrogel, by incorporating bio-derived additives

KTP/SPECTRUM-THEA PHARMACEUTICALS

Promote the importance of nutritional advice among eye health professionals and provide materials and resources for dissemination to age-related macular degeneration patients

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Future Research Leaders Scheme

  • Award winner: Andrea Salvatori
  • Institution: University of Essex
  • Value: £161,854

Job polarisation and job quality

  • Award winner: Ana Tajadura-Jimenez
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £169,625

The hearing body: how auditory perception influences body representation

  • Award winner: Jean Clarke
  • Institution: University of Leeds
  • Value: £171,7

The language and body language of entrepreneurs: how verbal and non-verbal metaphors are used to persuade investors to fund new ventures

  • Award winner: Nadia Fadil
  • Institution: University of Bristol
  • Value: £125,815

Shaping a secular self in troubled terrains. A comparative case study of secular Moroccan Muslims in London, Paris and Amsterdam

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

  • Award winner: David Newby
  • Institution: University of Edinburgh
  • Value: £1,716,512

Magnetic resonance imaging using ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide to predict clinical outcome in patients under surveillance for abdominal aortic aneurysms

IN DETAIL

  • Award winner: Peter Tymms
  • Institution: Durham University
  • Value: £621,023

Physical activity and well-being in schools

The project aims to develop and evaluate school-based interventions aimed at increasing levels of physical activity among students at the start of secondary school, thereby promoting a feeling of well-being. Lack of physical activity in this age group is a growing problem. Taking regular physical activity can enhance the psychological as well as the physical health of young people. The "participatory learning" intervention will run through geography lessons using GPS; and a "personal coach" intervention will be linked to physical education classes. Both will involve student participation and collaboration with teachers.

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