Latest research awards


Four College of Arts and Law academics awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

Four College of Arts and Law academics awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize
Description
Four academics from the University's College of Arts and Law have each been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize, recognising that their outstanding research work has attracted international recognition and that their future career is exceptionally promising.
Date:
03/11/2017

Scientists awarded £1.5m for pioneering bowel cancer research

Scientists awarded £1.5m for pioneering bowel cancer research
Description
Cancer Research UK has awarded the University of Birmingham £1.5 million to fund a five-year research programme aimed at finding new treatments for bowel cancer.
Date:
02/11/2017

Professor Ian Phillips on being awarded prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

Professor Ian Phillips on being awarded prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize
Description
Leverhulme Prizes recognise "the achievement of early career researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising"
Date:
30/10/2017

Researchers pursue novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers pursue novel therapeutic targets for inflammatory bowel disease
Description
A group of University of Birmingham research scientists has received a prestigious Innovators Award from US-based Kenneth Rainin Foundation to fund foundational research in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Date:
26/10/2017

Grant to fund research into metaphysics and higher-order logic

Grant to fund research into metaphysics and higher-order logic
Description
Birmingham Fellow Dr Nicholas K Jones has been awarded a Leadership Fellowship (value £226,000) by the by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), for the project 'Higher-Order Metaphysics'.
Date:
17/10/2017

Ancient routes to '60s upheaval - diverse range of subjects to be investigated thanks to small grants

Description
A range of College of Arts and Law projects have been funded by through the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme.
Date:
13/10/2017

Role of metaphysics in physical theories to be investigated

Role of metaphysics in physical theories to be investigated
Description
A five year research project to develop a new general framework for understanding the role metaphysics plays in how physics explains our world has secured a European Research Council Starting Grant of €1.5m.
Date:
06/10/2017

Birmingham Early Arthritis Treatment Centre research funding extended

Birmingham Early Arthritis Treatment Centre research funding extended
Description
The Rheumatology Research Group (RRG) has been awarded an additional £40,000 from Arthritis Research UK to extend its Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre, part of a network of UK units funded by the charity to support cutting edge research.
Date:
05/10/2017

Grant for urban environmental history project

Grant for urban environmental history project
Description
Dr Mantha Zarmakoupi (Birmingham) will work with Dr Simon Richards (Loughborough) on the 'Delos Network'.
Date:
26/09/2017

GlobalLit

GlobalLit
Description
Professor Rebecca Gould of the Department of Modern Languages has secured a European Research Council Starting Grant of £1.3m to undertake a five-year project to reinvigorate the discipline of literary studies by looking at non-European approaches and focusing on texts from Islamic cultures.
Date:
22/09/2017
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