2016-2019, 3-year grant entitled "Instability
of magnetized jets in the solar atmosphere"
jointly with two Co-Is
from Ilia State University, Georgia.
The grant is funded by Georgia's Shota
Rustaveli National Science Foundation
under Collaborative Research Project
Call (compatriots call) 2016
This funds 3 PhD studentships based in Georgia but
actively working with the PI from QMUL, plus research costs
for all six grant participants. The proposal was the
highest ranking in natural sciences out of the
38 proposals submitted.
External funding sources:
2012-2015, Leverhulme Trust Research Grant Principal Investigator, "Advanced model of solar radio bursts via plasma
kinetic simulation", £ 158,000, (including 3 year PDRA support, £ 25,000 IT/secretarial support, £ 9000 travel support);
2012-2015, STFC consolidated grant, "Particle acceleration by dispersive Alfven waves", 10% Co-I (Tsiklauri)
salary (FTE) per annum, and £ 3,000 personal travel grant.
2010-2013, 1 PhD Studentship (3-year funding), SEPNET, £ 61,143; PhD student works on a
project "Advanced modelling of electron acceleration radio signatures";
2010-2013, Joint STFC High Performance Computing (HPC) grant for UKMHD consortium, £ 967,667. Co-I's
share: access to the consortium HPC facilities + 0.8% FTE salary costs;
2006-2009, 3 year project, Title: "Wave coupling and particle acceleration mechanisms in
inhomogeneous plasmas of solar corona", PPARC Standard Research Grant, £ 145,047.
2006-2009, 3 year Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC ) PhD Studentship Quota Award for
2006/2007; PPARC 's Education, Training and Careers Committee has agreed that Space and Solar Plasma Physics
research group within Salford's Institute for Materials Research gained rating 4 ("Very Good") out of 5, which is (quote)
"Significant excellence of research active staff in PPARC areas and good training environment for students", £ 60,000.
2004-2006, 2 year project, Title: "Solar flares and post-flare oscillations in solar coronal loops", Award to Newly
Appointed Lecturers in Science, Engineering and Mathematics from The Nuffield Foundation , UK, £ 5,000.
July 2007, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment Deans' Annual Research Prize 2007 -- cheque £ 2000
for research expenses, University of
July 2006, 1 year project, Title: "Wave coupling and particle acceleration mechanisms in inhomogeneous plasmas of
solar corona", Research Investment Fund grant for collboration with Prof. J.I. Sakai (Toyama University, Japan),
£ 3500, University of
June 2006, 1 month project, Title: "Slow magnetosonic waves in solar coronal loops" CAMPUS
Professorial Fellowship to host Prof. L. Ofman (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA) June 2006,
£ 2500, University
October 2005, 1 PhD Studentship (3 year funding), Faculty of Science internal funding. University of
Salford, £ 59,000;
August 2004, 1 month project, Title: "Alfven Waves in Collisionless Plasmas", CAMPUS Professorial
Fellowship to host Prof. J.I. Sakai (Toyama University, Japan) August 2004,
£ 2500, University of