CTISS members have secured competitive research grants from a range of national and international funding bodies. Examples from the last ten years: 

Current funded projects

Deaf communities and their historic environment: How built heritage is discussed, symbolised and manifested through contemporary British Sign Language (2021-2025)

PI: Prof Graham Turner
Co-I: Dr Annelies Kusters
Funded by: Arts & Humanities Research Council & Historic Environment Scotland

Interpreting for Mental Health Act Assessments (INforMHAA) (2021-2022)

PI: Prof Alys Young (University of Manchester)
Co-I: Prof Jemina Napier
Funded by National Institute for Health Research, School of Social Care Research

Translating Taiwan: a semiotic reading of polyglot sites, memories, and social inclusion (2021-2022)

PI: Dr Min-Hsiu Liao
Funded by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation

Empowering Brazil’s impoverished communities through critical decision-making: A communitarian communicative strategy (2020-2021)

PI: Prof Claudia Angelelli
Funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council

Children’s literature in translation: Encouraging children to read (2020-2021)

PI: Dr Owen Harrington-Fernandez
Funded by the Carnegie Trust

Justisigns 2: Empowering victims of gender-based violence through interpreting (2019 – 2022)

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Weblink: https://justisigns2.com
Funded by the European Commission, Erasmus+

Mobile Deaf (2017-2022)

PI: Dr Annelies Kusters
Funded by the European Research Council

Previous funded projects

Tracking shifts in attitudes and development of multilingual identities (2019-2020)

PI: Dr Stacey Webb
Co-I: Prof Jemina Napier, Co-I: Dr Robert Adam 
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council Open World Research Initiative (MEITS)

Professional Ugandan Sign Language interpreting services: Evaluating an academic training programme and identifying challenges in practice (2018-2019)

PI: Prof Graham Turner
Co-I: Dr Sam Lutalo-Kiingi (Kyambogo University, Uganda)
Funded by the British Academy

Translating the Deaf Self: Engagement & Exploration through artistic transformations (2018)

PI: Prof Alys Young (University of Manchester)
Co-I: Prof Jemina Napier
Weblink: https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/artviatds/
Funded by AHRC

Exploring family sign language policy in mixed deaf-hearing families (2018-2019)

PI: Dr Annelies Kusters
Co-I: Prof Jemina Napier
Funded by the Carnegie Trust

How does the sitcom ‘Small World’ reflect linguistic diversity in the British Deaf community? (2018-2019)

PI: Dr Jordan Fenlon
Co-I: Dr Annelies Kusters
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council

Promoting Equality of Access in Scotland (PEAS): Public service interpreting with British Sign Language users (2017 – 2019)

PI: Prof Graham Turner
Funded by Scottish Government Equality Unit

Constructing Chinese Identity in a History Museum: Narration and Translation in The Opium War Museum (2017)

PI: Dr Min-Hsiu Liao
Funded by the Great Britian-China Centre

Designs: Access to employment through interpreting for deaf sign language users (2016 – 2019)

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Weblink: http://www.designsproject.eu/DESIGNS_project/About.html
Funded by European Commission, Erasmus+

Video remote BSL interpreting and proximity in police settings (2016 – 2020) 

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Co-I Prof Nick Fyfe (Robert Gordon University); PhD student; Robert Skinner
Funded by Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities Applied Collaborative Research Grant
Weblink: https://proximityinterpreting.com

Shifting value in cultural heritage: translating national trauma for international tourists (2015)

PI: Dr Min-Hsiu Liao
Funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Judiciary interpreting and legal translating (2016)

PI: Prof Ursula Böser
Co-I: Prof Jemina Napier
Funded by Society for the Study of Translation & Interpretation, USA

Access to mental health care for linguistically and culturally diverse patients (2015-2016)

PI: Prof Isabelle Perez
Funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute

BSL Learning in the 1+2 languages programme in Scottish Schools (2015-2016)

PI: Prof Graham H Turner
Funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute

Translating the Deaf Self (2015-2016)

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Co-Is Prof Alys Young & Rosemary Oram (University of Manchester)
Funded by AHRC Translating Cultures Theme Research Innovation Grant

Translating cultures and the legislated mediation of indigenous rights in Peru (2015-2016)

PI: Dr Rosaleen Howard (University of Newcastle)
Co-I Prof Raquel De Pedro Ricoy
Funded by AHRC Translating Cultures Theme Research Innovation Grant

INSIGN: Pilot Project for improving the communication between deaf and hard of hearing persons and the EU Institutions (2014-2015)

PI: Pro Jemina Napier
Co-I Prof Graham H Turner
Funded by European Commission Directorate-General for Justice

Public service translation in cross-border healthcare (2014-2015)

PI: Prof Claudia Angelelli
Funded by European Commission

Sign language brokering in deaf communities (2014-2017)

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Funded by School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, internal research grant

Justisigns: Access to justice through interpreting for deaf sign language users (2014-2016)

PI: Prof Jemina Napier
Co-I Prof Graham H Turner
Funded by European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme

New speakers in multilingual Europe (2013-2017)

PI: Prof Bernadette O’Rourke
Funded by European Co-operation in Science and Technology

Participation in the administration of justice: Deaf citizens as jurors (2013-2018)

PI: Prof Sandra Hale (University of New South Wales)
Co-Is: Prof Jemina Napier; Prof David Spencer (Australian Catholic University); Dr Mehera San Roque (University of New South Wales); Dr Debra Russell (University of Alberta)
Funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

European Commission Directorate-General for Justice (2013-2014)

Co-operation in interpreter-mediated questioning of minors

Co-operation in interpreter-mediated questioning of minors (2013-2014)

PI: Prof Ursula Böser
Co-I: Christine Wilson
Funded by European Commission Directorate-General for Justice

The ImPLI (Improving Police and Legal Interpreting) project (2011-2012)

PI: PI: Prof Ursula Böser
Co-I: Christine Wilson
Funded by European Commission Directorate-General for Justice

Medisigns: Access to healthcare through interpreting for deaf sign language users (2011-2013)

PI: Prof Graham H Turner
Funded by European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme

The British Sign Language (BSL) Corpus Project: Sociolinguistic variation, language change, language contact and lexical frequency (2008-2011)

PI: Dr Kearsy Cormier (UCL)
Co-I: Prof Graham H Turner
Funded by ESRC