Research projects supported by RSE awards will bring benefit to Scotland's cultural, economic and social wellbeing

Published: 2 February 2023

Eleven researchers from across the University of Glasgow, have been successful in this RSE funding awards

  • Dr Kaveh Delfanazari, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
    On-chip, ultralow power dissipation, low-noise, coherent microwave quantum sources


  • Professor Deirdre Heddon, School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow; Mr Chris Fremantle, Robert Gordon University; and Dr David Edwards, Forest Research
    New Leaves Network
  • Dr Tyler Stevenson, School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow; Professor Andrew Millar, University of Edinburgh and Professor Daniel Smith, University of Edinburgh
    BioClocks UK: for robust cycles of discovery to impact  
  • Dr Gareth Beale, School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, University of Glasgow and Dr Jeff Sanders, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
    Archaeological Play and the Performance of Identity (APPI)


  • Dr Craig Smith, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
    Adam Ferguson tercentenary workshop
  • Dr David Waite, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow; Dr Richard Crisp, Sheffield Hallam University; and Professor Anne Green, University of Birmingham
    Looking beyond growth: exploring the transformative potential of alternative economic development approaches
  • Dr Rhys Williams, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
    Glasgow’s Energyshed: a governance model for sustainability and citizenship


  • Dr Rachel Chin, Research and Innovation Services/School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, University of Glasgow        
    Empire, citizenship and belonging: the Chinese in Jamaica
  • Professor Claudia Glatz, School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, University of Glasgow            
    Social difference and inequality in the first urbanising societies
  • Professor Anselm Heinrich, School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
    Theatre in Britain during WWII
  • Dr Gavin Miller, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow      
    The narrative history of UFO practice in Scotland: a pathfinding study

In this latest round, awardees represent 10 of the Scottish higher education institutions. The funded projects will enable collaboration with researchers based at 22 institutions in total, including internationally, with academics based in Uganda, Greece, Italy, China and the USA.

The RSE’s Research Awards programme runs twice a year in spring and autumn and aims to support Scotland’s research sector by nurturing promising talent, stimulating research in Scotland, and promoting international collaboration.

Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA FRSE, Research Awards Convener, Royal Society of Edinburgh commented: "The RSE’s Research Awards Programme is vital to support the outstanding talent in Scotland’s vibrant research community. The innovative work of these awardees in advancing knowledge, tackling global challenges and providing new ways of thinking will provide significant benefits to society and to our economy. On behalf of the RSE, I offer my congratulations to each and every recipient, and wish them success in their research.”

First published: 2 February 2023