The Foundation has conducted and funded research, from masters through PhDs to peer-reviewed academic research throught its 20 years, and we continue to support research which addresses its aims.
Currently, the Foundation conducts research, and publishes the results, through the funding of PhDs and targeted interventions to address specific problems.
Details of our current research projects can be found below.
The Foundation currently sponsors PhD research which is investigating the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modelling, and applying that to wind fields. This research will contribute to scholarly understanding of how wind-fields work. The practical application of this will be to achieve greater efficiencies in wind-turbine developments, by exploring the potential for deploying small-scale turbines in large-turbine developments.
The Foundation sponsors a three year PhD project investigating the isue of Global Citizenship. This research is exploring the lived experience of global citizenship in communites, to understand how people are affected by globalisation and citizenship in the post-national era.
The Foundation recently awarded funding for a three year PhD project in coastal tourism to Ursula Pool. The project started in January 2013 and will end in January 2016.
The Foundation is sponsoring a project which aims to promote educational attainment and social inclusion of children in the Moss Bay ward in Workington, West Cumbria. Moss Bay, as shown in national comparative educational attainment data, has had pupil literacy levels below the average since 2003. The ward also ranks in the lowest 10% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation. We recognise that social deprivation and an impoverished language environment have a direct influence on attainment, and this project aims to address this issue