The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) awards Dr James Eastwood the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award for "The ethics of Israeli militarism".
Dr Lee Jones conjunction with two colleagues, Shahar Hameiri and Shaun Breslin, has been awarded a research grant of $284,000 from the Australian Research Council to investigate “Rising powers and state transformation”, with specific reference to China’s relations with Southeast Asia.
Dr Peter Allen awarded ESRC Future Research Leaders grant, for the project: 'Born Politicians? Testing Multiple Explanations of Political Ambition in Britain'. The amount of the grant is £342,114. Dr Allen is also working with Dr Kristi Winters (GESIS) and Dr David Cutts (Bath) on a British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grants for £9,360. The grant is titled 'Sex, gender and the 2015 British election. Is everything we know about the gender gap wrong?'
Professor Kimberly Hutchings awarded British International Studies Association's (BISA) Distinguished Contribution Prize, and the International Studies Association's (ISA) Distinguished Scholar Award from the Theory Section.
Dr Clive Gabay has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship of £165,000. The duration of the project is two years and will research "Contemporary 'Africa Rising'" narratives in historical perspective.
Professor Michael Kenny has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship of £99,227 over two years for his study of the Politics of English Nationhood. His project will analyse the political implications of the English nation's growing and shifting sense of national self-awareness and the causes underlying it.
Dr Lee Jones has been awarded £120,557 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his project entitled 'How Do International Economic Sanctions (Not) Work?'. The project will closely analyse how sanctions affects the power resources and strategies of domestic forces in targeted countries, and how they work to reshape the state, economy and society in response to this external pressure. The study is likely to be of interest and relevance to policy-makers and officials in major sanctioning states, as well as domestic and international non-governmental organisations like Burma Campaign UK, who are often at the forefront of calling for sanctions to be applied to 'rogue' states. It will provide the opportunity to shift the basis of policymaking away from a 'naive theory' of sanctions to a realistic and detailed assessment of the capacity of external intervention to reshape target societies and states.
Professor James Dunkerley has been awarded an OBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours List for services to Latin American studies and UK/Latin American
Dr Adam Fagan has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project entitled 'Building Kosovo: an evaluation of EU intervention.'
Dr Rainbow Murray has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship of £45,000 for a project entitled 'The Impact of Gender Quotas on Parliament.'
Professor Ray Kiely was awarded the the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize 2009 for his paper, " 'Poverty's Fall'/ China 's Rise: Global Convergence or New Forms of Uneven Development?" which appeared in Vol. 38, No. 3.
Dr Bryan Mabee has been awarded British Academy grant of £3750 to fund a research workshop in May 2008.