G-Research’s first grant winners of 2022
Each month, we provide up to £2,000 in grant money to early career researchers in quantitative disciplines.
Our aim is to support and assist PhD students and postdocs conducting research, particularly with costs that may be difficult to get funding for elsewhere, for example, travel for those who are caring for children, or expenses for volunteer work related to research.
Read on to hear from our latest winners, their research and how our grants will aid their work.
January grant winners
Noor Sajid (University College London)
“I am a theoretical neuroscience PhD researcher at the Wellcome Centre of Human Neuroimaging, University College London.
“My research investigates which Bayesian computations support biological adaptation using human and in-silico models.
“G-Research’s grant will support my academic research visit to Gershman Lab at Harvard University. During this visit, I will work on evaluating whether non-parametric model provides a principled way to optimise model (and computational) complexity over time in dynamic settings.”
Shazia’Ayn Babul (University of Oxford)
“I am currently pursuing a DPhil at the University of Oxford, working on network science and complex systems at the Mathematical Institute.
“My interests lie in developing algorithms to extract information from networked systems, inspired by real-world social networks. The work has strong inter-disciplinary nature, combining methodological tools from different disciplines, with a range of data-driven applications.
“With the support of G-Research, I will be able to travel over the summer to exchange ideas with fellow researchers and immerse myself in the network science community.”
Congratulations to our grant winners.