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UCL researchers win Leverhulme Trust awards worth £1.3m

20 January 2015

Ten UCL researchers have been awarded funding worth over £1.

Jeremy Bentham 3m from the Leverhulme Trust to fund a range of research, art and education projects across a wide range of subjects. In total, five Research Project Grants, three Major Research Fellowships and two Artist-in-Residence Grants were made.

Among the projects funded was a major award to support the development of further research into Jeremy Bentham's economic writings, led by Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Laws). Professor Schofield said: "This award will enable us to complete the new authoritative edition of Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings, which lead on from the first two volumes in the edition, funded by the ESRC. UCL is renowned for its research expertise on Bentham's life and work, and this grant will make a valuable contribution to furthering that work and build on the support we have received from the British Academy, Mellon, the Provost's Strategic Development Fund and the EU." 

The Leverhulme Trust makes awards for the support of research and education, with an emphasis on novel and academically significant research that attempts to overcome the barriers between traditional disciplines.

The grant winners and their projects are detailed below.

  • Dr Amita Murray, £13,300 for her work as Artist-in-Residence, based in UCL Geography, exploring migration, mobility, memory and belonging in social sciences and humanities research.
  • Mr Tom Wolseley, £15,000 for his work as Artist-in-Residence, based within UCL Geography, for 'Shardology: New Visions of Vertical London' about The Shard, the tallest building in London.
  • A Major Research Fellowship for Professor Axel Korner (UCL History), £153,940.
  • A Major Research Fellowship for Professor Stephen Hart (UCL SELCS), £97,155.
  • A Major Research Fellowship for Professor Susanne Kord (UCL SELCS), £138,482.
  • Professor Huiyun Liu (UCL Engineering): £181,602 for 'High efficiency GaAsP nanowire solar cells on silicon'.
  • Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Laws): £297,407 for 'The Authoritative Edition of Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings'.
  • Dr Anjali Goswami (UCL Earth Sciences): £112,319 for 'Untangling the enigmatic origins of placental mammals with fossils and genomics'.
  • Dr Pieter Vermeesch (UCL Earth Sciences): £119,337 for 'Determining erosion rates to revive the LOREX neutrino experiment (Macedonia)'.
  • Professor Chronis Tzedakis (UCL Geography): £224,364 for 'Placing the earliest human occupation of Europe in a climate context'.