Awards and Grants

The following is a selection of research grants gained by the Department of Media and Communications.


ESRC Future Research Leader grant:  Social Media, Human Rights NGOs, and the Potential for Governmental Accountability, to be taken up at the University of Cambridge; period 2014-2017 (E. McPherson|)

Production, Representation and Reception of Social Movement Frames. LSE Seed Fund. Total Budget: £8,670.00. Period: 07/2014 - 07/2015 (B.Cammaerts|)

The Mediatization of Government. LSE Seed Fund. Total Budget: £16,946. Period: 01/03/2014 - 28/02/2015 (N.Couldry| and D.Tambini|)   


Connecting Scholars and Civil Society: Building an International Media Policy Network. Open Society Foundation.  Total budget: £29,360; period 01/11/13 - 31/10/14 (D.Tambini|

STRUCTNET: Algebraic structures of Network. European Commission: EINS. Total budget: 10,043 Euro; period 01/10/2013 - 30/09/14 (P.Dini|)

European Commission FP7 Cooperation: COMPARE: Interdisciplinary explorations of self-organisation in practice. Budget of 1,846 Euro; period 10/13 - 09/14 (P.Dini|)

Community through digital connectivity? LSE Seed Fund. Total budget: £23,805.00; period 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2014 (M. Georgiou|)

Open Laws. European Commission: DG Justice. Total budget: 61,248 Euro; Period: 01/10/13 - 30/09/15 (P.Dini|)

John Fell Fund, University of Oxford: From digital skills to tangible outcomes: improving measures and models of internet use. Total budget £27,885; period 08/13 - 03/14 (E.J. Helsper|)

Beyond 'Desperate Housewives'. LSE Seed Fund. Total budget: £17,589; period 01/07/2013 - 31/03/2014 (S.Orgad|)

European Commission FP7 People Marie-Curie: Upload. Budget of 177,910 Euro; period 03/13 - 02/15 (M. Georgiou|)

Marie Curie Inter-European Fellowship, (UPLOAD) Upload. Urban Politics of London Youngsters Analyzed Digitally. Total budget £231,283; period 2013-2015 (K.Leurs|)

LSE Seed Fund: Community through digital connectivity? Communication infrastructure in multicultural, Total budget £23,805; period 2013-2014 (M. Georgiou|)


European Commission FP7 People Marie-Curie: Mesaporus. Budget of 154,840 Euro; period 10/12 - 09/14 (T.Rantanen|

Economic and Social Research Council: Development Journalism Laboratory (Knowledge Exchange Opportunities). Budget of £45,389; period 10/12 -10/13 (R.Mansell|)

Economic and Social Research Council: Sharing Voices: Youth and Community Media as a Civic Engagement. Budget of £85,711; period 09/12 - 8/13 (A. Blum-Ross|)

Economic and Social Research Council: Youth, Film-making and Citizenship in London. Budget of £79,118; period 09/12 - 08/13 (A. Blum-Ross|)

Open Society Foundation: Media and Recent Political Changes in Some Arab Countries. Budget of £62,300; period 04/12 -03/13 (C.Beckett|)


European Comission FP7 Cooperation: EU Kids Online III. Budget of 500K euros; period 12/11 - 11/14 (S. Livingstone|)  

European Commission (Information Society and Media Directorate-General): partnership in European Network of Excellence on Internet Science. LSE Budget of 100,000 Euro; period 12/2011 - 06/2014 (A. Powell| and P. Dini|

Open Society Foundation: Arab Revolutions: Media Revolutions. Budget of £12,608; period 12/2011 - 03/12 (C.Beckett|)

Open Society Foundation (London): Facilitating Academic and Civil Society Engagement in Media Policy Debates. Budget of £31,000; period 08/11 - 02/13 (D.Tambini|)

UC Humanities Research Institute: Methodologies for Researching Connected Learning. Budget of £12,984 period 07/11 - 06/12 (S. Livingstone|)

UC Humanities Research Institute: Distributed Research Learning Network. Budget of £18,588; period 06/11 - 11/11 (S. Livingstone|

The MacArthur Foundation: The Class, part of the Connected Learning Research Network, budget of $280,000 (main award, plus supplementary award of $30,000 and award for seminar organisation of $22,000; period 01/11-12/14 (S. Livingstone|)


International Knowledge Management - Emergent, EUR 5m, period 2007-2012 (Steering Committee member) European Commission (7th Framework Programme): 'Socio-Economic Impact Assessment for Research Projects' (SEQUOIA|), budget of EUR 151,070, period: 01/05/2010 - 30/04/2012 (P. Dini| and R.Mansell|)

The Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants Scheme ' Mediated Humanitarian Knowledge; Audiences' Reactions and Moral Actions', budget £232,210; period: 1/10/2010 - 1/10/2013 (B. Seu and S.Orgad|).


European Commission (Information Society & Media DG/Safer Internet Plus programme):  EU Kids Online II: Enhancing knowledge regarding European children's use, risk and safety online, budget of 2.5m Euro; period 07/2009 - 06/2011, now extended as EU Kids Online III 0.5m euro till 31/10/14
(S. Livingstone |and L. Haddon|)

European Commission (7th Framework Programme): Family Platform|: Social platform on research for families and family policy, budget of 1,546,740 Euros to the consortium, including 54,302 Euros to LSE; period: 10/2009 - 04/2011 (S. Livingstone|)

European Research Council, Advanced Investigator Grants: ' Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Qualities of Media, Qualities of Democracy', budget of EUR 2,06 million, period 1/10/09-30/9/13 (J.Zielonka and T. Rantanen|)

US Conference Board /Telefonica Foundation Funding, The Linked World: The long tail of digital exclusion. Total Budget $44.000, period 09/2009 - 04/2010 (E.J.Helsper|)

Local Citizen Participation in Local Government. LSE Seed Fund. Budget: £4,000.00. Period: June 2009 - June 2010. (L.Manyozo).

Riding on eMule: A Case Study on the File Sharing Community in China. LSE Seed Fund. Budget: £3,750.00. Period: January - April 2009. (B.Meng)


European Commission: Media and Citizenship: Transnational Television Cultures Reshaping Political Identities in the European Union, budget 327,117 euro; period: 01/04/2008 - 30/03/2011 (M. Georgiou| European Consortium leader: C.Slade)

European Commission (7th Framework Programme): 'Connecting Socio-Economic Research on the Dynamics of the Knowledge Society in the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean Countries' (EULAKS), EUR 95,791, period: 1/02/2008-31/01/2011 (P. Dini|)


ESRC Seminar Series: ' The Educational and Social Impact of New Technologies on Young People in Britain', budget of £17K; period: 01/10/2007-30/9/2009, with John Coleman, Department of Education, University of Oxford. (S Livingstone|)

'DfES/Becta: 'DfES - Children Go Online- Literature Review', period :02-03/07 (S Livingstone|)


Research Council of Norway: Mediation perspectives on digital storytelling among youth (1 of 20 networked researchers from Nordic countries, UK and USA), 4.4 million NOK; period: 2006-2009 (S. Livingstone|)

The Survivor in Contemporary Media and Public Disclosure. LSE Seed Fund. Budget of £13,730.00. Period: June 2006 - August 2007. (S.Orgad|)

European Commission: "Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic Digital Ecosystems" (OPAALS|), EUR 1,392,759, period: 01/06/2006-31/08/2010 (P Dini|, R.Mansell|)  

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation: "Diasporic Daughters", budget of £2,500; period: 01/06/2006-30/08/2006 (Y. Kim|

Nuffield Foundation: "Diasporic Daughters", budget of £9,540; period: 01/01/2006-30/06/2006 (Y. Kim|

EC (Safer Internet Plus programme): ' EU Kids Online|', budget of 0.5m Euro, period: 26/06/2006-25/06/2009. (S. Livingstone| and L. Haddon|)

RCPO/EPSRC: IDEAS Factory, Sand-Pit Director, 'Countering Terrorisim in Public Places', budget of £20,000, period: 03/08/2006-31/12/2006 (R. Mansell|)

USC Annenberg Center for Communication , Senior visiting fellowship ($15,000), period: 01/10/2006- 31/01/2007 (T. Rantanen|) 

European Commission (6th Framework Programme): 'Biologically-Inspired Autonomic Networks and Services' (BIONETS), EUR 461,248; period: 01/01/2006-28/02/2010 (P. Dini|)


OFCOM - Updating R18 Literature Review, period: 11/05-02/06 (S. Livingstone|)

Technical University of Denmark: 'Telecom Demand', period: 1/5/05-31/12/05 (R.Mansell|)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada) Telecom Demand: Measures for Improving Affordability with, £25,000, period: 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2005 (R.Mansell|)

ICSTIS, Vodafone, OFCOM, BT, BBC, BBFC, AOL : ICSTIS - Harm and Offence Literature Review, period: 03/05-12/05 (S. Livingstone|)

Office of Communications (OFCOM): UK Children Go Online Emerging Opportunities and Danger, period 20/01/05-30/04/05 (S. Livingstone|)

British Academy Small Research Grant: When News Became New, budget of £4,244; period: 01/01/2005-15/2005 (T. Rantanen|) 


University College London (UCL): 'SCARR': period: 1/10/04-30/09/06 (S. Livingstone|)

Office of Communications (Ofcom): The Role of Advertising on Children's Food Choice: A Literature Review, £3,500; period: 01/02/2004- 30/04/ 2004 (S. Livingstone|)

Nuffield Foundation, Social Sciences Small Grants Scheme 'Political Advertising in Comparative Perspective', budget of £5,108, period 1/03/2004-31/12/2004 (M. Scammell|)

European Commission: FP6 Co-ordination Action (IREN - International Radio Research Network) budget of £70,203; period: 01/03/2004 to 31/08/2006 (P. Lewis), budget of £5,108; period: 01/03/2004-31/12/2004 (M. Scammell|)

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Limited : 'Innovation Research Programme', period: 1/12/04-30/11/09 (R.Mansell|)

Office of Communications (Ofcom): The Relation between Advertising and Children's Food Choice: Analysis of Survey Data, £3,100, period: 01/06/2004-30/07/2004 (S. Livingstone|)

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: 'Social Tapestries', budget of £10,000; period: 01/05/2004-31/03/2005 (R. Silverstone| and G. Lane|)

Economic and Social Research Council: 'Social Contexts and Responses to Risk', budget of £184,000; period: 01/10/2004 - 30/04/2007 (P Lunt| and S Livingstone|)

Office of Communications (Ofcom): Media Literacy: A review of the literature on UK adults, £5,000; period: 01/10/2004-31/12/2004 (S. Livingstone|)


Economic and Social Research Council (with co-funding from AOL, BSC, ITC, Citizens Online): ' UK Children Go Online', budget of £261,000, period 25/04/2003 - 24/04/2005 (S Livingstone|)

Department of Trade and Industry, Office of Science and Technology: Cyber Trust and Crime Prevention Project, Foresight Programme, £28,600, period 01/04/2003-30/06/2004 (R.Mansell|)

Department of Trade & Industry: 'Urban Tapestries', budget of £9,987, period: 01/05/2003-31/01/2004 (R. Silverstone| and G. Lane|)

Economic and Social Research Council: 'Media Consumption and the Future of Public Connection', budget of £135,000, period: 01/10/2003 - 31/03/2006 (N Couldry and S Livingstone|)

European Commission: 'Marie Curie Fellowships - FUTURUM', period: 1/10/03-30/09/05 (R.Mansell|)

European Commission: 'Digital Business Ecosystems(DBE)', budget of £404,000, period: 01/11/2003 - 31/1/2007 (P Dini|)

European Commission: 'New Media and Everyday Life in Europe', period: 1/1/03-31/12/05 (R. Silverstone|)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) : 'ICT & Transformative Social Change', period: 1/01/03-31/03/04 (R.Mansell|)


University of Freiburg: 'Digital Dialogues', period: 01/01/02-03/12/03 (P. Lewis|)

Department for International Development: 'Evaluation of Alternative Community Media'; budget of £24,900; period 06/02/2002-30/06/2002 (D. Slater & P. Lewis|)

Broadcasting Standards Commission: Media: Literacy: Literature Review , budget of £3,000; period: 01/04/2002-30/06/2002 (S. Livingstone|)

Cabinet Office: 'Electronic Networking'; budget of £29,345; period: 10/06/2002-09/08/2002 (R. E. Mansell|)

European Commission: 'Growth Nodes in Knowledge Based Europe'; budget of £40,605; period: 01/07/2002-30/06/2003 (R. E. Mansell|)


University of Brighton: 'Radio Teaching and Learning'; budget of £4,821; period: 01/01/2001-31/12/2001 (P. Lewis|)

Department for International Development: 'e-commerce for Developing Countries'; budget of £195,683; period: 01/01/2001-31/12/2002 (R. E. Mansell|)

University of Sussex: 'Digital Revolution'; budget of £35,000; period: 01/03/2001-31/12/2003 (R.E. Mansell|)

Commonwealth Secretariat: 'Information Technology'; budget of £4,256; period: 01/03/2001-31/03/2001 (R. E.  Mansell|)

National Children's Bureau: 'Children and the Internet', budget of £5,000; period: 15/11/2001-28/02/2002 (S. Livingstone|)


European Commission: European Media ( EMTEL|)'; budget of £805,103; period: 01/05/2000-30/04/2003 (R. Silverstone|)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): 'The Radio Research Project', period: 01/03/99-28/02/02 (P. Lewis|)

Economic and Social Research Council: 'Increasing Public Understanding of Radio Medium'; budget of £93,111; period: 01/03/1999-28/02/2002 (P. Lewis|)

British Telecom: 'Families and the Internet', budget of £108,650; period: 01/09/1999-30/06/2001 (S. Livingstone|)

European Commission: 'Educational Pathways for Adult Learners'; budget of £6,672; period: 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (S. Livingstone|)

European Commission: 'ESF: 'European Comparative Study': period: 01/01/97-31/12/00 (S. Livingstone|)