Magazine article Times Higher Education

Grant Winners

Magazine article Times Higher Education

Grant Winners

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LEVERHULME TRUST

Major Research Fellowships

Award winner: Chandak Sengoopta

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: Pounds 138,617

Satyajit Ray: lives, dilemmas, reputations

Philip Leverhulme Prize

These prizes, worth Pounds 70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made substantial and recognised contributions to their field.

Engineering

Award winner: Maria Ana Cataluna

Institution: University of Dundee

Photonics

Award winner: Karen Johnson

Institution: Durham University

Community-led regeneration of brownfield land using sustainable technologies

Award winner: Katsuichiro Goda

Institution: University of Bristol

Earthquake engineering; risk and reliability analysis; and engineering seismology

Geography

Award winner: Peter Adey

Institution: Keele University

Cultural and political geography; security; and new mobilities paradigm

Award winner: Siwan Davies

Institution: Swansea University

Environmental change and Quaternary science

Modern European languages and literature

Award winner: Anthony Bale

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Middle English literature and late medieval culture

Wellcome Trust

Investigator Awards

These inaugural awards in the medical humanities range in value from Pounds 700,000 to just over Pounds 1.26 million.

Award winners: Rosamund Scott and Stephen Wilkinson

Institutions: King's College London and Keele University

The donation and transfer of human reproductive materials

Award winner: Volker Scheid

Institution: University of Westminster

Beyond tradition: ways of knowing and styles of practice in East Asian medicine, 1000 to present

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Technology Assessment programme

Award winner: Pat Hoddinott

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: Pounds 322,127

BIBS: benefits of incentives for breastfeeding and smoking cessation: a platform study for a trial

Award winner: Helen Rodgers

Institution: Newcastle University

Value: Pounds 1,646,334

A trial to evaluate an extended rehabilitation service for stroke patients

In detail

Award winner: Kamlesh Khunti

Institution: University of Leicester

Value: Pounds 1,706,619

The promotion of physical activity through structured education with differing levels of ongoing support for those with pre-diabetes (PROPELS): randomised controlled trial in a diverse multiethnic community

Lack of exercise is one of the main causes of diabetes, but there is no definitive way to encourage people to be more active. …

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