The University is on track to exceed its £68.3m research income target for this academic year. The current estimate for 2016-17 is £69.1m with the total number of awards likely to be in excess of 600 for the year.
Among the major grant awards received this quarter are:
- AHSS: Professor Cahal McLaughlin, Arts, English and Languages, £0.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for “Visual Voices: Prisons Memory Archive – Phase 2”
- MHLS: Professor Maria Lohan, Nursing and Midwifery, £1.1m from NIHR for “The JACK Trial” A multi-site cluster randomised trial of an interactive film-based intervention to reduce teenage pregnancy and promote positive sexual health.
- EPS: Professor Stephen Smartt, Mathematics and Physics, £2.4m from STFC for : “QUB Astronomy Observation and Theory Consolidated Grant 2017-2020”
- MHLS: Dr Cecilia O’Kane, Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, £1.9m from the Wellcome Trust for “Repair of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome by Stromal Cell Administration (REALIST)”