Much of the Museum's curation and research work is funded via grants from the EU, research councils and other bodies. The largest grants for projects that commenced during the year are listed below some of these grants are for collaborative research work and the amounts shown include partner funding.
£1,208,872 from the Leverhulme Trust for a five-year study of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain.
£193,372 from the EU for biodiversity models for large insect taxa (see BioCASE, page 22).
£160,000 from the Linnean Society for work on the Linnaean plant name typification project.
£151,272 from the National Environment Research Council for a dynamic biogeography of North African and Arabian arid reptiles.
£150,000 from the Royal Society for a student exchange programme with the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
£149,804 from the Darwin Initiative for Project BioMap, a biodiversity initiative in Colombia (see page 11).
£147,227 from the Darwin Initiative for work on biodiversity basics in the Yasuni Amazonian rainforest, Ecuador.
£118,301 from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council to study the origin of short-lived isotopes in the early solar system.