Magazine article Times Higher Education

Grant Winners

Magazine article Times Higher Education

Grant Winners

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Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

Award winner: Alexander Ruban

Institution: Queen Mary University of London

Quantifying plant adaptations to light environment

Award winner: Andrew Taylor

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Revealing the nature of dark energy with cosmological probes

Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

Sciences

Award winner: Andrew Dove

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £184,714

Alkene-containing polymers: novel synthetic elastomers inspired by nature

Award winner: Malcolm Halcrow

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £177,228

Exploiting a spin-crossover module in materials chemistry and nanoscience

Award winner: Gareth Owen

Institution: University of South Wales

Value: £190,842

Hydrogen atom storage catalysts: new reaction pathways and novel synthetic transformations

Award winner: Keke Zhang

Institution: University of Exeter

Value: £203,163

The non-spherical geodynamo driven by both convection and precession

Humanities

Award winner: Neil Roberts

Institution: Plymouth University

Value: £298,065

Changing the face of the Mediterranean: land cover and population since the advent of farming

Award winner: Richard Sharpe

Institution: University of Oxford

Value: £117,425

The medieval books of Canterbury Cathedral

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Standard Fellowship

Award winner: Richard Cleminson

Institution: University of Leeds

Value: £132,250

Anarchism and eugenics: a seeming paradox (1890-1940)

Research grants

Award winner: Béatrice Han-Pile

Institution: University of Essex

Value: £529,615

The ethics of powerlessness: the theological virtues today

Award winner: James Daybell

Institution: Plymouth University

Value: £36,384

Gender, politics and materiality in early modern Europe, 1500-1800

IN DETAIL

Leadership Fellowship Award winner Sharon Ruston

Institution Lancaster University

Value £238,812

A man of science and a poet: Humphry Davy's letters, life, and legacy

This project will explore the relationship between science, society and culture, then and now, through the life and letters of one of Britain's foremost scientists. …

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