Currently funded projects

SPAIS currently funded research grants and awards:


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

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Future leaders Programme
Researcher: Dr Anaid Flesken
Mentor: Dr Jon Fox
Dates: June 2015 – June 2018
Award: £243,221


Public Faith and Finance

Funder: Barrow Cadbury Foundation
Researcher: Dr Therese O'Toole
Dates: 2015 (tbc)
Award: £30,000


Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics

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


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)
Dates: October 2014 – June 2017
Award: £31,500 (total project £250,000)


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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Responding and adapting to climate change: recognising and managing uncertainty in the physical, social and public spheres

Funder: WUN Research Development Fund
Project team: Dr John Downer (Collaborator), Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (UoB PI) + WUN partners
Dates September 2014
Award: £13,300

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UK-Japan workshop in Intimacy and the Public Sphere

Funder: Sasakawa Foundation
Research team: Dr Esther Dermott and Dr Junko Yamashita
Dates April 2014
Award: £2,500

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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
Researcher: Dr Melanie Griffiths
Mentors: Dr Katharine Charsley and Prof Tariq Modood
Dates: January 2014 – December 2016
Award: £273,305

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Forensic Un/Certainty and the Political Remains: How far do we go to identify?

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Urgency Grant
Principal Investigator: Dr Elspeth Van Veeren (with Dr Lucy Easthope, University of Lincoln)
Dates: January 2014 – November 2015
Award: £57,000

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The relationship between Aspirations, Expectations and Achievement: Analysing the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England

Funder: EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions
Marie Curie Fellowship: Dr Nabil Khattab
Mentor: Professor Tariq Modood
Dates:  October 2013 – October 2015
Award: £238,170

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Reconnecting the academic community to British defence and security policy: the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council Seminar Series
Principal Investigator: Professor Tim Edmunds
Dates: September 2013 – September 2015
Award: £21,623

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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 – September 2015
Award: £262,000

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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 – January 2015
Award: £149,275

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Digital Entrepreneurs: negotiating commerce and creativity in the 'new' music industry

Funder: The British Academy
Principal Investigators: Dr Jo Haynes and Dr Lee Marshall
Dates: August 2013 – August 2014
Award: £6,960

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The Chinese School of International Relations and its Critics

Funder: Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
Principal Investigator: Professor Yongjin Zhang
Dates: July 2013 – July 2014
Award: £19,320

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Transforming Insecurity through Nonviolent Grassroots Networks

Funder: Economic & Social Research Council
Principal Investigator: Dr Eric Herring
Project team: Prof Jutta Weldes (CI), Karen Desborough (RA), Latif Ismail (RA)
Project Dates: June 2013 – June 2015
Award: £250,000

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