Latest round of APEX awards to support interdisciplinary research and public engagement

2 Sep 2020

Eight researchers and their collaborators are today awarded funding to pursue collaborative research partnerships drawing on sciences, engineering and the humanities and social sciences as part of the latest round of APEX grants awarded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society with support from the Leverhulme Trust.

For the first time, this year’s awardees include recipients of additional funding worth £10,000 to support public engagement activities related to their APEX-funded research projects.

The APEX awards help to advance interdisciplinary research, offering up to £100,000 to researchers wanting to pursue interdisciplinary, curiosity-driven research that benefits wider society. Applications for the 2021 APEX awards round are also now open, including additional funding as part of the public engagement awards which will also be offered in the 2021 round of the scheme.

The full list of this year’s funded projects and their primary applicants:

Dr Philip Cox
University of York
Functional morphology and the biomechanics of feeding in squirrels
Awarded additional funding towards public engagement activities

Dr Simon Gill
University of Leicester
What controls magma pathways through the Earth’s crust?

Professor Christine Hine
University of Surrey
Emergent everyday ethics in infrastructures for smart care
Awarded additional funding towards public engagement activities

Dr Jennifer Hiscock
University of Kent
The role of qualitative research approaches in enhancing interdisciplinary teams’ reflexivity and creativity in the gendered environment of supramolecular chemistry
Awarded additional funding towards public engagement activities

Dr Marco Iglesias
University of Nottingham
Thermophysical imaging for the characterisation of buildings’ walls thermal performance

Dr Lisa Mol
University of the West of England, Bristol
Remote scientific support for sustainable conservation of heritage damaged by explosives
Awarded additional funding towards public engagement activities

Dr Douglas Stewart
University of Leeds
Probing biogeochemistry of alkaline waste impacted systems

Dr Jamie Ward
Goldsmiths, University of London
Exploring social interaction using theatre and wearable sensing
Awarded additional funding towards public engagement activities

Further details about the APEX award scheme are available here and via a webinar for prospective applicants on 7 September 2020 at 11am. For further information, contact apex@royalsociety.org.

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