Researchers at SOAS, University of London have recently been awarded three prestigious European Grants.

Researchers at SOAS, University of London have recently been awarded three prestigious European Grants.
 
Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, has been awarded a Marie Slodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with a value of almost 200,000 EUR for her research project entitled: "Seals and sealing practices in Sasanian Iran: New evidence from Taxt-e Solayman." The project started on the 1st of August 2018.
 
Dr Fiona Adamson, Reader (Associate Professor) in International Relations, has also won a Marie Slodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships fo her project entitled 'Securitising Muslims in Cyber space: Social Media, Civil society and Marginalisation After Charlie Hebdo and the Islamic State'. The project is worth nearly 200,000 EUR and started on the 8th January 2018.
 
Julia Gallagher, Professor of African Politics, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grants for her work looking into African Statehood through the lens of the architecture of African state buildings.  The project is worth €1.8m and began on the 1st September 2018.
 
Within the context of Brexit these individual stories have a unique role in showing that UK-based academics continue to apply for, and win, European grants. These grants have a strong draw for UK-based researchers due to their value, prestige and focus on cross-border collaboration. Elements that are crucial when carrying out excellent science.