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SPRI Review 2008: Current Research Grants

Current Research Grants

Institute research staff currently hold grants of about £3.65 million, of which £900,000 is from the UK research councils.

Grants from UK Research Councils

Sediment transfer from the Antarctic continent to deep ocean: a shelf-slope-basin system investigated using the ISIS Remotely Operated Vehicle

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NE/C506372/1
£143,632 (2004-2008)

Validation and provision of CryoSat-2 measurements of fluctuations in the Earth's land and marine ice fluxes

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NER/O/S/2003/00620
£319,635 (2004-2009)

Marine geophysical and geological investigations of past flow and stability of a major Greenland ice stream in the late Quaternary

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NE/D001986/1
£217,341 (2006-2010)

Mass balance of Langjokull, Iceland

Source: Natural Environment Research Council Airborne Remote Sensing Facility (ARSF) Project, Award No. IPY07/08 £26,950 (equivalent funding)

Understanding contemporary changes in the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NE/E005950/1
£165,878 (2007-2010)

The UK's polar art heritage: enhancing documentation and access to the collections at the Scott Polar Institute

Source: Arts and Humanities Research Council, Grant MG10134
£43,618 (2007-2008)

Investigating basal conditions and flow dynamics on Vestfonna Ice Cap, Svalbard

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NE/F011466/1
£53,258 (2008-2009)

Airborne geophysical exploration of central East Antarctica

Source: Natural Environment Research Council, Grant NE/F016646/1
£11,250 (2008-2012)

Grants from Other Sources

Potential threats to the future of Inuit Beluga Whale hunting in Canadian Arctic

Source: British Academy, Grant BAPDF0508
£67,929 (2006-2008)

Arctic glaciers and their response to environmental change

Source: John Ellerman Foundation £90,000 (2008-2011)

Baptist and Hindu conversions in tribal India: changing language, emotion and morality

Source: British Academy, Grant SG-49620
£7,460 (2008-2009)

Permafrost changes in the Arctic

Source: ENI SPA, Italy
£521,744 (2008-2012)

Negotiating pathways to adulthood: social change and indigenous culture in four circumpolar communities

Source: University of Massachusetts, Amherst £68,000 (2008-2009)

Management of Bar-coding data for the identification of Antarctic marine animals from genetic (DNA)

Source: Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research CAML Barcoding Project
£45,578 (2007-2010)

HLF Stage 1 Museum Grant - Promoting Britain's Polar Heritage: Developing the Scott Polar Research Institute Museum

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund HG-06-01385/1
£50,000 (2007-2008)

HLF Stage 2 Museum Grant - Renovation of Museum and Archives: Developing the Scott Polar Research Institute Museum

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund HG-06-01385/2
£994,000 (2009-2012)

HLF Collecting Cultures Grant - Arctic Visions: Inuit Art and Material Culture

Source: Heritage Lottery Fund CC-07-011106
£200,000 (2008-2010)

Discovering the Poles: historic polar images 1845-1982 (Freeze Frame Project)

Source: Joint Information Systems Committee Capital Programme: Digitisation
£423,697 (2007-2009)

Investigations into the impacts of environmental change on the glaciers and ice caps of the Arctic

Source: ConocoPhillips
£100,359 (2008-2011)

Eurasian Arctic melting ice

Source: Discover the World £15,000
(2008)

Arctic Ocean Geopolitics

Sources: Judge Business School, World Wildlife Fund, Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces
£145,000 (2008-2010)