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October 2013 – January 2015, The Anthropocene Monument Project, (Bronislaw Szerszysnki with Bruno Latour, Olivier Michelon, Beatrice Korc, Jan Zalasiewicz), with municipality of Toulouse and Les Abattoirs art gallery, Toulouse, €40,000.

July 2013 – June 2014, Mapping the Science of Geoengineering (Bronislaw Szerszynski), funded by FASS, Lancaster University; Department of Sociology, Lancaster University; University College London, £6500.
January 2013 – 2017, Methodological Cosmopolitanism – In the Laboratory of Climate Change, (David Tyfield, Co-Investigator, PI Prof Ulrich Beck), leading Work Package on ‘Low Carbon Innovation Networks European Research Council Grant, total €2 million.

Jan 2013 – July 2013, Nanoecotoxicology, risk assessment and ethics, (Brian Wynne (as visiting Professor at the Norwegian Government Centre for Biosafety, Institute for Gene Ecology, University of Tromso, Norway) with Fern Wickson, GenOk, Tromso, Norwegian Council for Research, NFR, £25,000.


December 2012 – June 2016, Low Carbon Innovation in China – Prospects, Politics and Practice (David Tyfield, Co-Investigator and Lead Co-ordinator with PI Prof John Urry and colleagues at Sussex (SPRU), SOAS, Tsinghua, Chinese Academy of Science & the Big Innovation Centre/Work Foundation) Economic and Social Research Council Grant, £493,000.

April 2012 – April 2015, Epistemic Networks for Integrated Assessments of Emergent Technologies, (Brian Wynne co-applicant and UK partner), EPINET, EU FP7 project, £230,000.

March 2012 – July 2012, Knowledge Exchange for a Sustainable Local Foodscape in Manchester (Bronislaw Szerszynski), Lancaster University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Knowledge Exchange Award, £2,177.

February 2012May 2012, Understanding and Acting in Loweswater: A community approach to catchment management (Claire Waterton),NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme – informing the Defra/EA Pilot Catchments trialling a catchment based approach, £27, 700.


November 2011 – January 2012, Living in a Geoengineered World, (Bronislaw Szerszynski and Phil Macnaghten), funded by Durham University, £7000.

August 20112012, The Cultural Political Economy of Research & Innovation: Crisis, Globalization and Systems Transition, (David Tyfield, Principal Investigator), Lancaster University Small Grants Award, £6980.

July 2011 – September 2011, Producing and performing 'communities': Looking at the paradox of public participation and de-politicisation’ (Claire Waterton,co-PI with Judith Tsouvalis, Department of Sociology, Lancaster), Scoping Study Award: AHRB 2011, AHRB’s Connected Communities Programme. £23, 270.


Nov 2010 – May 2012, European dimensions of science-policy mutual understandings in animal-human disease issues, (Brian Wynne, Louise Heathwaite (Lancaster Environment Centre) and Jonathon Wastling (Liverpool Vet School)), UK DEFRA, £35,000

October 2010 – September 2014, Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP), (Bronislaw Szerszynski, Associated Researcher and supervising Research Associate), funded by EPSRC/NERC, £60,000 to Sociology.

2010 2011, Socio-technical imaginaries of geo-engineering (David Tyfield, Principal Investigator), Lancaster University Small Grants Award, £4386.


September 2009 – July 2010, Experimentality, (Bronislaw Szerszynski, director and curator of programme of events exploring experimentation in the arts, science and wider society, in collaboration with academic, policy and cultural organisations in Northwest England and London), 5 interdisciplinary workshops, 2 international conferences, 2 public debates in Manchester and at the Royal Society, 3 art exhibitions and other arts events.  Funded by Lancaster University, £50,000 plus contributions in kind.

June 2009 – present, European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, ENSSER, (Brian Wynne, Founder-Member, and joint-drafter of several critiques and commentaries on European Food Safety Authority Guidelines on Environmental Risk Assessment of GMOs).

June 2009 – June 2011, Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities Research (SSH) with Genomics-related Research and Policy, (Brian Wynne, Senior International Adviser, and Visiting Professor, University of Victoria, BC), Genome British Columbia, Canada.

April 2009 – May 2012, Lost in Translation: knowledge uptake and transfer between science, practice and policy in animal-human diseases, (Brian Wynne, Louise Heathwaite (Lancaster Environment Centre) and Jonathon Wastling (Liverpool Vet School), UK RELU Inter-Council programme, £750,000.

20092010, Disruptive Low-Carbon Innovation in China, (David Tyfield, Principal Investigator co-organized with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) funded workshop, £20,000. The workshop is to be followed by a special issue of Journal of Knowledge-based Innovation in China and a policy pamphlet for NESTA (the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), who also provided £5000 funding for associated research.  The BIS funding included translation of the NESTA report into Chinese.


May 2008 – June 2011, A Transdisciplinary approach to the Emerging Challenges of Novel technologies: Lifeworld and Imaginaries in Foresight and Ethics, (Brian Wynne co-applicant and UK partner),TECHNOLIFE, EU FP7 project, £210,000.

February 2008 – March 2010, Facilitating Alternative Agro-Food Networks: Stakeholder Perspectives on Research Needs (FAAN), (Bronislaw Szerszynski, Associated Researcher responsible for co-supervising Research Associate Katerina Psarikidou, and member of Advisory Board), funded by EU.

2008-2010 Transferability of ‘Understanding and Acting in Loweswater, (Claire Waterton), DEFRA RELU Study, £45, 000.


Oct 2007 – Dec 2012 Changing Forms of Knowledge-Production in Genomics-related Biosciences, (Brian Wynne, co-Pl, Associate Director),UK ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Cesagen: phase-2, £4.4 million.

2007 – 2010, Understanding and Acting within Loweswater: A Community Approach to Catchment Management, (Claire Waterton, PI working with CEH Lancaster and Geography, Lancaster), RELU £483, 000.


September 2006 – August 2009, Arenas for Risk Governance (ARGONA), (Bronislaw Szerszynski, principal investigator for UK), funded by EU, £20,000

June 2006 – May 2008, Comparison of Approaches to Risk Governance (CARGO), (Bronislaw Szerszynski principal investigator for UK), funded by EU, £11,000.

2006-2009, Taxonomy at a Crossroads: Science, Publics and Policy in Biodiversity, (Clare Waterton PI with Johannes Vogel (NHM) and Brian Wynne (CESAGen, Lancaster University), ESRC £245, 000.


2005 – 2006, Databases, Naturalists and the Global Biodiversity Convention, (Claire Waterton PI with Rebecca Ellis PI), Science and Society Programme Grant. ESRC £45,000.


July 2004 – December 2004, Understanding Loweswater: a Study to Generate new Understandings of Ecological, Economic and Social Interactions in a Lake District Catchment (Claire Waterton with Steve Maberly (PI, CEH, Lancaster), Lisa Norton (CEH, Lancaster) and Jake Morris (IEPPP)) Rural Environment and Land Use Programme (RELU), £12,000.

May 2004  – April 2007, Participatory Governance and Institutional Innovation (PAGANINI), (Bronislaw Szerszynski, principal investigator on GMO regulation case study), funded by EU, £112,000.

January 2004 – July 2004, Non-Indigenous Species: Exploring their Meanings in Human and Social Terms, (Claire Waterton with Jeffrey Waage, Imperial College, London), DEFRA, £6, 000.


2002 – 2005, Amateurs as Experts: harnessing new networks for biodiversity, (Claire Waterton in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London. Other PIs are Robin Grove-White and Johannes Vogel), ESRC, £173, 000.


July 2001 – September 2003, Participation and the Dynamics of Social Positioning - the Case of Biotechnology (PARADYS), (Bronislaw Szerszynski,  principal investigator for UK), funded by EU, £110,000.


1998 – 2000, Scientists Reflect on Science: How scientists encounter the environment-risk domain, (Claire Waterton, Robin Grove-White, Brian Wynne and Terry Mansfield), ESRC £185, 000.

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