The RSE has announced funding for 27 research projects across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, arts, humanities and social sciences.
Over half a million pounds will go towards funding high-quality research in Scotland.
The funded research included projects looking at decision fatigue in general practitioners and refugee integration in Scotland.
The RSE has announced the details of 27 exceptional researchers who are recipients of the RSE Research Awards programme Autumn 2021 call. Through the awardees, 10 of the 15 Scottish universities are represented, with funding totalling over half a million pounds.
With an average grant value of £19,000, projects range from refugee integration in Scotland to examining polarisation and harassment in the Scottish Local Elections to decision fatigue in general practitioners; some projects also support international collaboration between researchers in Scotland and Italy, Malawi, Singapore, Spain and the United States of America.
The RSE Research Awards Programme continues to sustain the talent pipeline of Scotland’s vibrant research and innovation sector by supporting high quality research work in the sciences, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences. This funding enables awardees to deepen their knowledge through research which tackles global challenges, supports career development, and makes significant benefits to society and the economy. On behalf of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, I send my congratulations to all of our award winners, wish them well with their work, and thank them for their contributions.Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA FRSE, Research Awards Convener, Royal Society of Edinburgh
The RSE Research Awards programme runs in spring and autumn twice a year. The funding programme aims to support Scotland’s academic researchers, nurture promising talent, stimulate research in Scotland, and promote international collaboration, which will be of lasting benefit to the individuals and communities concerned and to broader society.
The full list of autumn 2021 RSE Research Awards are as follows:
RSE International Joint Projects
- Dr Mazheruddin Syed, University of Strathclyde
Cloud Connected Geographically Distributed Laboratories for Validation of Complex Power and Energy Systems.
RSE Personal Research Fellowships
- Dr I Safak Bayram, University of Strathclyde
Smart Charging Algorithm Design for Human-in-the-Loop Electric Vehicle Parking Lots
- Professor Tanja Bueltmann, University of Strathclyde
Transeuropean Scots: Scotland’s European Diaspora Post-Brexit in Longitudinal Perspective
- Dr Rachel Douglas University of Glasgow
Reimagining Haiti: Decolonial Visions
- Dr Chris Guiver, Edinburgh Napier University
Optimal and robust methodologies for nonlinear control systems with applications to the control of renewable wave-energy converters
- Dr Akin Iwilade, University of Edinburgh
Mass Offending Bodies: Youth gangs, violence and crowds in an African city (MOBS)
- Dr Hadi Mehrpouya, Abertay University
Gaming in the times of Surveillance Capitalism: A study of player governance in emerging social gaming environments
RSE Research Network Grants
- Dr Nicholas Jenkins, University of the West of Scotland
Developing & Consolidating The Multi-Species Dementia International Research Network
- Dr Thomas Rice, University of St Andrews
The Lost World of Filmstrips
- Nina Vaswani, University of Strathclyde
Co-designing Socially Just Justice for Young Adults in Conflict with the Law
RSE Research Workshop Grants
- Professor Mervyn Bain, University of Aberdeen
A Soviet Global Legacy at 30
- Professor Jennifer Davidson, University of Strathclyde
Quality of Alternative Care for Children: A Global Perspective
- Professor Paul Freathy, University of Stirling
The importance of the informal food economy to Scottish island communities in the Western Isles
- Dr Katie Garner, University of St Andrews
Sounding Scotland’s Waters, 1800-1900: History, Literature, Science
- Emilia Pietka-Nykaza, University of the West of Scotland
Refugee integration in Scotland, long-term perspective
RSE Small Research Grants
- Dr Walt Adamson, University of Glasgow
Are dogs a reservoir for human African trypanosomiasis infection?
- Dr Julia Allan, University of Aberdeen
Work is hard and time is short: decision fatigue in general practitioners
- Dr Mia Burleigh, University of the West of Scotland
Exercise training and the oral microbiome – contributions of bacteria to cardiovascular and oral health.
- Professor Matthew Cartmell, University of Strathclyde
Terrestrial measurement of frame-dragging
- Dr Rohit Dasgupta, University of Glasgow
Faith and Fashion in the South Asian Muslim Diaspora: Identity, Decoloniality and Consumption in Glasgow
- Dr Dominic Hinde, University of Glasgow
Press Support Models in Small Countries: A Swedish case study
- Dr Eleanor Lawson, Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh MRI modelled speech corpus
- Professor Mitsuhiko Ota, University of Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Child Language Corpus
- Dr Denise Risch, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Unlocking the acoustic repertoire of Atlantic white-sided dolphins to better understand an understudied species
- Dr Wolfgang Rudig, University of Strathclyde
Polarisation and Harassment: A Survey of Scottish Local Election Candidates 2022
- Dr Shaista Shirazi, University of Glasgow
Impact of parental awareness on STEM subject and career choices of children
- Dr Samuel White, University of the West of Scotland
Using Human Rights Treaties in Scottish Courts