Leverhulme awards reflect excellence across UCL's research community
4 September 2009
Eleven new awards from the Leverhulme Trust reflect the excellence of research across different fractions of the UCL community.
Research Fellowships were awarded to: Dr Kasia Boddy (UCL English) for 'The great American novel', Professor John Dickie, (UCL Italian) to research 'Blood brotherhoods: a history of Italy's mafias', Dr Peter Duncan (UCL Slavonic & East European Studies), for his work on 'Nationalism and pragmatism in Russian foreign policy', Dr Nikolaos Gonis (UCL Greek & Latin) to examine 'Greek papyri from Hermopolis under the Umayyads'. Dr Lee Grieveson (UCL Film Studies) for his research into 'Movies and conduct' and Dr Mark Thompson for the completion of his book about Danilo Kis.
Early Career Fellowships were awarded to Dr Jyoti Belur (UCL Centre for Security & Crime Science) for 'Countering Naxal terrorism: police perspectives' and Laurence Douny (UCL Anthropology) for 'Re-thinking the Mande through weaving technology'. Dr Richard Farmer (UCL Film Studies), was also awarded a Fellowship for 'Film exhibition and cinema going in wartime Britain' together with Dr Gabriel Moshenska (UCL Institute of Archaeology) for the study of 'Theatre of the past: history of public archaeology'.
A Study Abroad Fellowship was also awarded to Dr Peter Schroeder (UCL History), for 'War, the state and international law in early modern Europe'.
About the awards
The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support "scholarships for the purposes of research and education".
Since that time, the Trust has provided funding for research projects, for fellowships, studentships and bursaries, and for prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training.
With annual funding of some £30 million, the Trust is amongst the largest of all subject providers of research funding in the UK.
The Leverhulme Trustees place special weight on the originality of the projects put to them, the significance of the proposed work, the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project, and the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.
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