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IHSS Large Grant seed-corn funding

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to fostering a vibrant and supportive research environment to build a long-term sustainable research culture.  The Faculty seeks to foster a research environment that enables academic staff to develop research expertise and interests that are consistent with our values and strategic aims. 

The seed-corn fund provides support to academic staff at various stages of their career, and its primary purpose is to pump-prime research leading to the submission of externally funded research applications. A primary aim of this scheme is to enable academics to develop a full proposal for submission to an external funder. The expectation is that such applications should be clearly identified and formulated in the application and should be substantial in nature and in value (from around £300,000 and above).

Key Dates

Deadline for applications: Friday, 22 October 2021, 12 noon.

How to apply

Application to this scheme should be made by completing application form below using the scheme criteria as a guide. Applications should be emailed to ihss@qmul.ac.uk in advance of the deadline.

 

Currently Funded

2020-21 & 2021-22

Dr Lucy Bolton (Film Studies) will be leading a project entitled "British Film Costume Design: Creation, Manufacture, Performance and Afterlife”. This is a collaboration the British Film Institute, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Museums Greenwich.

Dr Richard Coulton (English and Drama) will receive support to work on his project “Extended Specimens: Indigeneity and the Early Herbarium”. This project will significantly extend and consolidate an existing research collaboration between Coulton and Mark Carine / Charles E. Jarvis at the Natural History Museum (Plant Sciences).

The following projects for whom funding had been previously agreed will also be carried out in 2021/22:

Race, Religion, and Industry in Central Africa: American Protestants in the Congo under Belgian Rule, 1891-1960

Dr Reuben Loffman Senior Lecturer in African History (History)

 

Momentous Triangulations: Thinking World Literature in Moscow, Delhi and Beijing

Professor Galin Tihanov (SLLF) 

 

Early Cinema in Hong Kong and Singapore

Dr Mario Slugan (SLLF) 

Previously funded activities

Micro-AP: Microbial activity in frozen Arctic Permafrost

Dr James Bradley (School of Geography)

Governing the ‘spatial imaginary’ after Brexit: the future of English city-regions Early Cinema in Hong Kong and Singapore
Dr Patrick Diamond (School of Politics and International Relations)

Early Cinema in Hong Kong and Singapore
Dr Mario Slugan (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

A State of Legislatures: American Legislative Output, 1789-1861
Dr Daniel Peart (School of History)

Daoism on Film: Aesthetics and Practices of Anthropocosmic Cinema
Dr Kiki Tianqi Yu (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Momentous Triangulations: Thinking World Literature in Moscow, Delhi and Beijing
Professor Galin Tihanov (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Multimodal Mobility: Exploring a synthetic approach to word/image combinations that foster media literacy

Professor Adrian Armstrong (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Race, Religion, and Industry in Central Africa: American Protestants in the Congo under Belgian Rule, 1891-1960
Dr Reuben Loffman (School of History)

The Peace Project: Thinking Nonviolence in Visual Culture
Dr Guy Westwell and Dr Anat Pick (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Creating a chronological framework for linking climate, environmental change and human colonisation of the South Pacific
Dr Anna Bourne (School of Geography)

Designs on International Organisations
Dr Isobel Roele (School of Law)

Gender Bias and Witness Credibility in Sexual Assault Trials
Dr Erez Levon and Dr Yang Yee (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Political Parties and Democracy in Latin American Cities (PADILAC)
Dr Sam Halvorsen (School of Geography)

Digital Financial Inclusion at the Margins (DFI-ATM)
Professor Kavita Datta and Dr Philippa Williams (School of Geography)

Movement Parties: A New Chance for Democracy?
Dr Lasse Thomassen (School of Politics and International Relations)

Multimedia sharing in WhatsApp and its impact on reducing social isolation among transnational grandparents.
Dr Agnieszka Lyons (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)