The School is a regular recipient of research grants, which are a key part of our strategy to develop our research capacity. Individual members of staff have been awarded prizes for both their teaching and research. Listed below is a selection of grants and prizes awarded within the last three years.
Miwa Hirono: £14k from the University's Fellowship Recruitment Fund for a project on 'China's Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations: 1990-present'. The project will coincide with the period of Miwa's RCUK Fellowship.
Research Fellowships and Scholarships
Andreas Bieler has been awarded a research fellowship for the 2009/10 session by the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He will be working on a comparative study of Finland, Norway and Sweden as small European countries in the global economy.
Alex Danchev has been awarded the Warden's Visiting Fellowship at St Antony's College, Oxford: he will spend the 2009/10 session there, principally working on a biography of Paul Cezanne for Pantheon Books.
Chris Pierson has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) at the University of Bremen, Germany. Chris will be at the HWK in June 2009 and in the Autumn terms of both 2009 and 2010. He will be working first on the Oxford Political Handbook on Advanced Welfare States and then on his ongoing project on property.
Andrew Denham: Winner of the 2007 PSA's Richard Rose prize for the best young researcher working in British politics.
Philip Cowley: Shortlisted for the Times Higher Educational Supplement Young Researcher of The Year 2006.
Frances Ryan has won one of the Graduate School's prestigious Postgraduate Teaching Awards for 2013 – one of only three awarded across the University. The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award recognises and celebrates examples of innovative teaching and support of learning and is recognised as a mark of distinction within the University.
Dr Lucy Sargisson has won in two categories at the 2013 University Staff Oscars: 'Personal Tutors: Difficult Issues' and also 'Teaching: Best Feedback'. Dr Sargisson was also the runner-up in the category 'Best Dissertation Supervisor'.
Dr Adam Morton and Peter Cruttenden were runners-up in the University Staff Oscars in the respective categories 'Best Research Supervisor' and 'Best Postgraduate Teacher'.
Alex Danchev: Winner of the University of Nottingham 2009 Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning. Previous winners from within the School include David Stevens and Philip Cowley.