Currently funded projects

SPAIS currently funded research grants and awards:


Political Ethics and the Liberalism of Fear

Funder: Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship
Fellowship: Professor Thomas Osborne
Dates: September 2016 – September 2018
Award: £93,110

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Transnational history of nuclear categories

Funder: Wilson Centre and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Principal Investigator: Dr Benoit Pelopidas
Dates: Sept 2016-Sept 2018
Award: £11,000

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Qatar Foundation Collaborative Research project

Funder: Qatar National Research Fund
Project Team: Professor Tariq Modood, Dr Nabil Khattab (Qatar)
Dates: August 2016 – August 2018
Award: £109,500

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Teaching Cases of near use of nuclear weapons in America and British high/secondary schools: a first step

Funder: British Academy
Principal Investigator: Dr Benoit Pelopidas
Dates: August 2016 – August 2018
Award: £13,850

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Comparative Analysis of Social Spaces in Post-Industrial Nations (CASSPIN)

Funder: EU Horizon 2020 European Research Council
Principal Investigator: Dr Will Atkinson
Dates: May 2016 to April 2021
Award: £1,047,00

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Faith and Finance

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Assessment Account
Project team: Dr Therese O’Toole (PI), Dr Katya Braginskaia (RA)
Dates: May – August 2016
Award: £20,000

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Views from the Frontline

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Assessment Account
Principal Investigator: Dr Ryerson Christie
Dates: January to April 2016
Award: £6,700

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Supporting the Delivery of High Quality Research in Somalia

Funder: Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention and Somalia Stability Fund.
Project Team: Professor Eric Herring (PI), Professor Tim Edmunds, Dr Adrian Flint, Dr Ann Laudati, Gilberto Algar-Faria, Natalie Jester, Jo Tidy, Sandra McNeill (Transparency Solutions)
Dates: August 2015 – August 2017
Award: £66,000

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The Transnational Anti-Street Harassment Movement: Everyday insecurities and security practitioners from London

Funder: Independent Social Research Foundation
Project Team: Professor Jutta Weldes, Dr Elisa Wynne-Hughes (Cardiff)
Dates: May 2015 – April 2016
Award: £4,760


EU CIVilian CAPabilities for sustainable peace (EU-CIVCAP)

Funder: EU Horizon Consortium Project
Project Team: Dr Ana Juncos Garcia (PI), Professor Tim EdmundsDr Ryerson Christie (CIs) and Gilberto Algar-Faria (RA)  plus 8 consortium partner institutions
Dates: December 2015 - December 2018
Award: £283,825 (UoB)

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Local Ownership in Security Sector Reform Activities within CSDP Operations of the EU

Funder: EU Horizon 2020 MSCA Actions
Marie Curie Fellowship: Dr Filip Ejdus
Mentor: Professor Tim Edmunds
Dates: October 2015 – October 2017
Award: £140,850

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UK Parliament: A gender sensitive institution

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account
Fellowhip: Professor Sarah Childs
Dates: October 2015 – October 2017
Award: £20,000

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International Relations of Ancient China: Ideas, Institutions and Law

Funder: Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship
Fellowhip: Professor Yongjin Zhang
Dates: September 2015 – September 2017
Award: £79,300

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The Effects of Ethnic Parties on National unity: Polarization vs Inclusion

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Future leaders Programme
Project Team: Dr Anaid Flesken (PI), Jakob Hartl (RA)
Mentor: Dr Jon Fox
Dates: June 2015 – June 2018
Award: £243,221

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Public Faith and Finance

Funder: Barrow Cadbury Foundation
Project Team: Dr Therese O'Toole (PI), Dr Katya Braginskaia (RA)
Dates: September 2015 - May 2016
Award: £30,000

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The Representative Audit of Britain

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account

Research Team: Professor Sarah Childs (UOB), Birkbeck University (PI) plus 5 other partner institutions
Dates: January 2015 to May 2017
Award: £12,900

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Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics

Funder: EU Jean Monnet
Chair: Professor Michelle Cini
Dates: October 2014 – September 2017
Award: £33,000

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Keeping enough in reserve: the employment of hybrid citizen-soldiers and the Future Reserves 2020 programme

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council 2012
Principal Investigator: Professor Tim Edmunds
Project team: Professor Rachel Woodward (PI - Newcastle University), Dr Paul Higate (CI - Bristol). Dr Antonia Dawes (RA)
Dates: October 2014 – June 2017
Award: £31,500 (total project £250,000)

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Regendering Politics and Power in the UK: Voice, Access and Accountability

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Seminar Series
Principal Investigator: Professor Sarah Childs
Dates: October 2014 – December 2016
Award: £30,900

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What was the role of the Parliamentary Labour Party Women's Committee in the UK House of Commons 1997 - 2010?

Funder: British Academy small grant
Principal Investigator: Professor Sarah Childs
Dates: October 2014 – September 2016
Award: £10,250

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Global Nuclear Vulnerability: the perception of the Cuban Missile crisis in Paris and Brasilla

Funder: Newton Fund/British Academy
Project team: Dr Benoit Pelopidas (UoB) and Newton Advance Fellowship: Dr Carlo Patti (Brazil)
Dates: March 2015 - March 2017
Award: £77,000

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Detention, Deportability and the Family: Migrant Men's Negotiations of the Right to Respect for Family Life

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Future Leaders Programme
Project Team: Dr Melanie Griffiths (PI)
Mentors: Dr Katharine Charsley and Prof Tariq Modood
Dates: January 2014 – December 2016
Award: £273,305

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Marriage Migration and Integration

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council
Principal Investigator: Dr Katharine Charsley
Project team: Dr Sarah Spencer (CI) and Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera (CI) (COMPAS, University of Oxford), Dr Marta Bolognani (RA)
Dates: September 2013 – July 2016
Award: £262,000

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'Modern Slavery' and the Margins of Freedom: Debtors, Detainees and Children

Funder: Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship
Fellowship: Professor Julia O'Connell Davidson
Dates: August 2013 – August 2016

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Building the Bridge

Funder: This project is part of the Productive Margins Programme at the University of Bristol funded by the ESRC/AHRC Connected Communities Fund.
Project team: Dr Therese O'Toole, Prof Tariq Modood (CI), Dr Aleksandra Lewicki (RA)
Dates: August 2013 – April 2018
Award: £149,275

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