We host a variety of large grants, generally covering major interdisciplinary initiatives. Some highlights include:
£6.5m NIHR award to boost cardiovascular research
More than 180,000 people died from cardiovascular disease in 2009 which equates to one in three deaths; making it the UK’s biggest killer. Barts and The London NHS Trust and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry have won a joint NIHR award (2011-16) of £6.5m destined to accelerate the translation of promising lab research from ‘bench to bedside’ over the next five years. The joint application was selected on the basis of international research excellence, plans for increasing research capacity and ability to undertake experimental research, the relevance of research to patients and the public, its record of translating biomedical research into clinical research, and the strengths of its strategic partnerships. Read more
Policy Research Unit dedicated to cancer research
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is leading a £4.7m Policy Research Unit dedicated to studies of cancer awareness and survival; studies of GP responses to cancer symptoms; studies of the benefits of NHS cancer screening programmes designed to identify good practice; and assessment of the interventions designed to enhance cancer awareness, improve access to screening and promote diagnosis at an earlier stage. Queen Mary is working in partnership with UCL.
Queen Mary is leading Creativeworks London (2011-15), a consortium of universities, businesses and arts organisations in one of four ‘Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy’ in the UK. Each Hub has an equal share of £16m funding from the AHRC to build new partnerships and commercial opportunities between academia and the creative industries, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Read more.
Other major grant awards include:
- Media and Arts Technology (EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre, Mark Sandler (PI), Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, £5.6m)
- BAMI Heart Stem Cell Study (European Community, Anthony Mathur (PI), William Harvey Research Institute, £3.7m)
- Particle Physics Consolidated Grant (STFC, Francesca di Lodovico (PI), School of Physics and Astronomy, £3.2m)
- Biomedical Research Unit - Cardiovascular Genomics and Core (Barts Health Trust, Mark Caulfield (PI), William Harvey Research Institute, £2.9m)
- Higher Education Innovation Fund 2011-2015 (HEFCE, £11.4m)
- The London NERC Doctoral Training Programme, a joint programme with UCL, KCL, Birkbeck, Brunel, RHUL, the Institute of Zoology, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Natural History Museum, and with partners Microsoft, Ove Arup, BHP Billiton, Lloyds, the Forestry Commission and 25 others, offering up to 34 PhD studentships
- An Economic and Social Research Council funded Collaborative Doctoral Training centre with Goldsmiths, which funds 50 PhD students over 2011–2015. Queen Mary is one of only 21 national ESRC Doctoral Training Centres in the UK
- A five-year block grant of £2.9m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2009-2014) to support outstanding graduate students across the arts and humanities: cultural studies, drama, English, film studies, history and linguistics.
- A Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) award for our life sciences initiative. The award is worth £600k and will run until the end of 2016, and together with matched funding provided by QMUL, will support our life sciences work, and help enhance, focus and develop it towards our larger ambition of developing a Life Sciences Institute.