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Funded Schemes

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies currently offers pump-priming for interdisciplinary research through three funding programmes: LIAS Seed Corn, Into the City, and Pioneering Partnerships. 

Pioneering Partnerships

Pioneering Partnerships offers funding (up to £7,000) to develop existing ambitious, challenge-led collaborations, preparing the way for others to follow. In 2021/22, awarded schemes developed collaborations surrounding Net Zero, Data, and Inequalities.

  • Investigation of LGBT+ patients’ views and experiences of endometrial cancer diagnostic and treatment pathways, and post-treatment survivorship (Lead: Dr Esther Moss)
  • Development of Online User-Centred Platform for Thin Section Scans (Lead: Dr Jose Carvajal)
  • Towards Net Zero Plus: A Pioneering Partnership (Lead: Professor Martin Phillips)
  • Explainable AI for breast cancer detection (Lead: Dr Yudong Wang)

Into the City

LIAS Seed Corn promotes the enrichment of new activities and exploratory collaborations by offering up to £2,000. Into the City Scheme, in-line with our civic mission, builds and nurtures collaborations with organisations based in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • Conference on Citizenship and Peacemaking in Leicester (Lead: Dr Helen Dexter)
  • Mapping the City with Electric Paint (Lead: Dr Colin Hyde)
  • Tactile Space (Lead: Dr Jennifer Carter)
  • New discovery programme with National Space Centre (Lead: Professor Haitao Ye)

LIAS Seed Corn

LIAS Seed Corn promotes the enrichment of new activities and exploratory collaborations by offering up to £3,000.

  • Charging overseas nationals and residents by NHS trusts (Lead: Professor Bernard Ryan)
  • Cracking the Dickens Code: A Novel Neural Network (Lead: Dr Claire Wood)
  • Development of an integrative AI and liquid biopsy approach to improve early detection of head and neck cancer recurrence (Lead: Dr David Guttery)
  • Just Transitions? Pastoralism, Energy and Net Zero (Lead: Professor Caroline Upton)
  • Centre for Hate Studies: Research Centres Funding (Lead: Dr Amy Clarke)
  • Optimising walking exercise using music during rehabilitation: Make every step count (Lead: Dr Mark Orme)

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