Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

External Grants

Several grants are currently awarded or submitted including:

  • Ben Highmore has been awarded The British Academy, Overseas Conference Grant, 2010 Crossroads for Cultural Studies Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, June, 2010 (Award Ref: R2F – 73701).
  • Margaretta Jolly is Principal Investigator of Sisterhood and After: TheWomen's Liberation Oral History Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust andin partnership with The British Library and The Women's Library. ResearchFellows include Lizzie Thynne, who will be making documentary films for the project. Margaretta Jolly also directs Our Hospital, Our History: Voices fromBrighton and Sussex hospitals, funded by the 3Ts Heritage stream of theSussex University Hospitals Trust. She has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Australia National Universityfor summer 2012, and has also been Visiting Fellow at Wollongong University, Australia in 2009.She is on the management committee of the International Auto/Biography Association and directed a major international conference on Life Writing and Intimate Publics last year. She was co-investigator to an ESRC network grant on Re-Using QualitativeData in 2008-09.
  • Sally Munt received £16,000 for a project on fostering resilience in women refugees using CBT, from HEFCE, South East Coastal Communities Project, Community & University Partnerships Scheme in 2008. In 2007 she was the PI for the AHRC/ESRC funded project Queer Spiritual Spaces for £105,000. This was part of the 'Religion and Society' theme. Munt has organised several bids to the British Academy, Joseph Rowntree, AHRC, ESRC and the Leverhulme (£1.75M) during 2008-10, some of which are still pending. All bids involved interdisciplinary teams from SCCS.
  • Sue Currell received £44,000 (Leverhulme Research Fellowship) for the project New Masses Magazine 1926-48.


Sample research funding successes

2007 MUNT ‘Queer Spiritual Spaces’ AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme, £ 105K

2008 MUNT 'Homophobia & Resilience: A CBT Approach with Young People', HEFCE, South East Coastal Communities Project, Community & University Partnerships, £18K.

2010 CURRELL 'New Masses Magazine 1926-48', Leverhulme Research Fellowship, £44K

2009 Raminder Kaur Kahlon 'Atomic Bombay', AHRC September 2009-April 2010, £32K

2011 ROGALY 'Places for All? A Multimedia Investigation of Citizenship, Work and Belonging', AHRC ‘Connected Communities’, £257K

2010 JOLLY 'Sisterhood and After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project', Leverhulme Programme Grant, £325K

2010 JOLLY 'Our Hospital, Our History: Voices from Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals', Sussex Hospitals Trust, £25K

2008 JOLLY  'Archiving and Re-using Qualitative Data', ESRC New Methodological Innovation Network Grant, £25K

2007 HIGHMORE 'The Spice of Life: Migrating Foods and the Sensual Experience of Diasporic Culture', AHRC Small Grants, £6K