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British Academy awards Newton Mobility Grants to 24 international researchers

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Mapping the stages of the early Mexican drug trade, investigating the use of virtual reality to connect consumers to culture, and promoting development and social welfare through football; the British Academy announces funding for international researchers to collaborate with UK academics on outstanding research projects.

Altogether, the Academy has awarded £213,000 to 24 research projects. The awards comprise the latest round of the British Academy Newton Mobility Grants scheme.

Newton Mobility Grants provide support for international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific research project.

The aim of these one-year awards is to strengthen the research capacity of, and contribute, to promoting economic development and social welfare in the partner country, while supporting excellent research. The awards will also initiate the development of longer-term links between the overseas and UK researchers.

Awards include a range of related activities, but mobility (in the form of visits and exchanges, etc.) forms an integral part of proposals.

The full list of award-winners is:

  • Tahir Albayrak – Sharing Knowledge in Sustainable Marine Tourism Development: The Case of Scuba Diving (Akdeniz University – Swansea University)
  • Juan Antonio Fernández – The Early Mexican Drug Trade (Universidad Tecmilenio – University of Warwick)
  • Gabrielle Bittelbrun – Cross Cultural Feminism: Race, Gender and Body Representation in Mainstream and Alternative Magazines in Brazil and in the United Kingdom (Universidade de Blumenau – Derby University)
  • Pinar Buyukbalci – Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: From Greater Reading to Greater Istanbul (Yildiz Technical University – University of Reading)
  • Juan Carlos Tejeda-Gonzalez – Assessing the Differences in the Intended Effects of Urban Green Infrastructure Interventions in the UK and Mexico (University of Colima – University of Liverpool)
  • Rafael Chiaravalloti – TIES – Trade-offs in Ecosystems and Socio-networks (IPE - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas – University of Cambridge)
  • Evinc Dogan – A Tale of Two Cities: Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality to Connect Consumers to Culture (Akdeniz University – University of Birmingham)
  • Catherine Draper – Using Neuroimaging Methods to Investigate Mechanisms Underlying Executive Function in Preschool Children from a Low-income South African Setting (University of the Witwatersrand – University of Oxford)
  • Umut Erksan Senalp – Export Dynamics of Turkish Firms (Trakya University – Loughborough University)
  • Kevin Fellingham – Planning Urban Transformation in Response to Environmental Change in South Africa (University of Cape Town – University of Sheffield)
  • Janaina Giraldi – Sustaining Country Brand Equity: Improving Brazil’s Strength in International Markets (University of Sao Paulo – Staffordshire University)
  • Rusaslina Idrus – Beyond Resistance and Acquiescence: Indigenous Rights and Citizenship in Malaysia (University of Malaya – Brunel University London)
  • Elif Karacimen – The Financialisation of Nonfinancial Corporations: A Comparison between Brazil and Turkey Using Sectoral Data (Recep Tayyip Erdogan University - University of Leeds)
  • Tuyen Kha – Sustainable Transformation of Food Wastes into Value Added Products: A Case Study of the Seafood Sector in Vietnam (Nong Lam University – University of Liverpool)
  • Thi Kim Phung Dang – Between Dark Heritage and Ecotourism: Postcolonial Ecologies in Vietnam (Ton Duc Thang University – Nottingham Trent University)
  • Ruthira Naraidoo – Unemployment and Commodity Markets in South Africa (University of Pretoria – University of Sheffield)
  • Daiane Neutzling – The Role of Cooperatives in Developing Sustainable Organic Food Systems in Brazil (Universidade de Fortaleza – University of Liverpool)
  • Doan Ngoc Phi Anh – Recruitment, Social Mobility and Inclusive Development in Vietnam (The University of Danang – Aston University)
  • Wikanda Promkhuntong – Fan Tourism and the Southeast Asian Film Trails: Archive and Participatory Cultures within and beyond Colonial Nostalgia (Mahidol Univeristy – University of Sheffield)
  • Helen Scanlon – Building Inclusive Histories in Transition: Symbolic Reparations, Memorial Arts and Gender-based Violence in Comparative Perspective (University of Cape Town – King’s College London)
  • Fernando Segura Millan Trejo – Promoting Development and Social Welfare Through Football (Universidade Federal Goiás – University of Sheffield)
  • On-Anong Thammajinda – Games-Based Sex Education in Thailand: An Integration of an Online Games-Based Learning Application to Support Secondary School Students in Their Learning About Comprehensive Sex Education (Payap University – Open University)
  • Linda Theron – Digital Pathways of Resilience: African Young Adults' Stories of Resilience (University of Pretoria – University of Leicester)
  • Ngoc Thi Khanh Quach – Valuation of Conservation Benefits of Marine Protected Areas in Vietnam: Analysis and dissemination of choice experiment surveys (Nha Trang University – University of St Andrews).

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