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Major grants

We host a large variety of large grants, generally covering major interdisciplinary initiatives. We highlight a few current grants here as an indication of some of the areas supported and types of awards.

  • QMUL hosts the Genomics England 100,000 genomes project, aimed at new discoveries in the understanding and treatment of cancer and rare diseases. The Scientific Director is Professor Mark Caulfield at the William Harvey Research Institute at QMUL. The current grant is for £22m.  
  • £12.2m in funding from Cancer Research UK for the CRUK Barts Centre.
  • QMUL, in partnership with Barts Health Trust, has been awarded £6m for the establishment of an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), that will provide a one-stop integrated discovery science and treatment centre in the heart of London to research heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease.
  • Media and Arts Technology (EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre, Mark Sandler (PI), Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, £5.9m)
  • East London Genes and Health, one of the world's largest community-based genetic study, aiming to improve health among people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage in East London by analysing the genes and health of 100,000 local people. ELGH is funded by £4m of grants from the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
  • A £1.6m Humanities and Social Science Collaborative award from the Wellcome Trust to Thomas Dixon from the School of History, for the project 'Living with Feeling', associated to the Centre for the History of Emotions.
  • Grants from Microsoft Ltd totalling over £1m to Professor Chris Millard from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, for work on cloud computing.
  • An Arts and Humanities Research Council award of £626k to Professor Claire Preston from the School of English and Drama, supporting the OUP's Complete Works of Sir Thomas Browne.
  • Our various Doctoral training awards fund PhD studentships across a wide variety of disciplines.
  • SAGEX is a EUR 4 million Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) in the School of Physics and Astronomy, led by Professor Gabriele Travaglini. It is funded by the European Union and aims to train the next generation of world-leading scientists in the field of scattering amplitudes
  • We host three Future Leaders Fellowship (around £1.5M each) from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in the School of Physics and Astronomy: one to Dr Alkistis Pourtsidou, for the project ‘Exploring the Universe with radio and optical galaxy surveys’, one to Dr Jan Mol, for work on molecular-scale energy materials, and one to Dr Linda Cremonesi for the project 'Using neutrinos to unravel the mysteries of the universe'.