Currently funded projects

SPAIS currently funded research grants and awards:


EU CIVilian CAPabilities for sustainable peace (EU-CIVCAP)

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


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


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


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


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


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


Somali First: Integrating Somali Civil Society into promotion of Somali-led reconstruction

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account
Project Team: UOB: Professor Eric Herring (PI), Gilberto Algar-Faria; Transparency Solutions: Latif Ismail, Khadir Abdi, Abdihakim Yusuf, Sandra McNeill
Dates: June - October 2015
Award: £19,333


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


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). Dr Antonia Dawes (RA)
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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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 2014 - March 2016
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), Dr Karen Bell (RA)
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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'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


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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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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