funding

Since our foundation in July of 2009, MAPLE Lab research has attracted over $2 million in external funding.  We are appreciative of support from three major tri-council grants, international awards funding clinical applications of our basic research, several competitive internal grants supporting new initiatives, and a significant private donation in memory of Gordon and Winnie LeBarre.  Although each of our peer-reviewed grants were adjudicated and awarded independently, they are designed to complement each other to provide funding for three crucial aspects of our work:  infrastructure, operating costs, and personnel (i.e. student support).

Canadian funding agencies

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
    • Partnership Development Grant $467,990 (2023-2026) The Canadian percussion network: A partnership to enhance percussion research, knowledge mobilization, and performance across Canada. Director: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Connections Grant. $24,919 (2021-2022) The Space Between: Building connections between percussion performance and percussion research. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Insight Grant.  $185,248 (2018-2023). Moved by Music: Exploring emotional communication across two centuries of musical history. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Insight Development Grant.   $75,000 (2014-2016).  Across the centuries: Exploring the communication of emotion in J.S. Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Insight Grant.  $302,343 (2016-2020). Understanding music as a complex social activity. Co-applicant: Dr. Michael Schutz (Laurel Trainor, PI)
    • Insight Grant: $297,570 (2020) Understanding the social interaction dynamics and benefits of making music with other using group drumming as a model. Co-applicant: Dr. Michael Schutz (Laurel Trainor, PI)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) 
    • Discovery Grant $140,000 (2022-2027) The power of percussive sounds: Elucidating the perceptual importance of temporally varying tones. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Discovery Grant. $155,000 (2016-2021). Dynamic sounds and perceptual processes: Exploring the role of amplitude envelope in auditory perception. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    •  Research Tools and Instruments. $146,722 (2017-2018). Multi­participant response system: Collecting interactive behavioural ratings and reaction times in 100 people simultaneously. Co-applicant: Dr. Michael Schutz (Laurel Trainor, PI)
    • Discovery Grant. $105,000 (2010-2015). The role of amplitude envelope in audio-visual integration. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Other 
    • Canadian Foundation for Innovation – Leaders Opportunity Fund (CFI-LOF). $424,933 (2012).  Informing Musical Performance by Exploring the Production and Perception of Music for Percussion. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
    • Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award (ERA).  $140,000 (2011-2016).  Perceiving Percussive Sounds: Studying Our Perception of Impact Events. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz

International funding agencies

  • US Navy-Auditory Neuroscience Performance $600,000 (2022-2025) Development and evaluation of novel, information-rich auditory alerts to enhance the efficiency and security of war fighter communication. Co-investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 grant. $300,000 (2010-2013).  Sensory Integration and Language Processing in Autism. Principal Investigator: Dr. Laura Silverman.  Consultant: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA) New investigator award. $10,000 (2011).  Sensory Integration and Sensory Interference in Individuals with Hearing Impairment and Individuals with Normal Hearing.  Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristi Buckley; Co-Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz

Internal grants

  • SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts Grant. $6,946 (2022). Moving beyond simple conceptions of tonality: applying noise reduction techniques to musical analysis. Principal investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • SSHRC Explore – Standard Research and Creative & Performing Arts Grant.  $5,905 (2017). Exploring changes in the perceptual power for cues for emotion. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Arts Research Board. $5,950 (2015).  Developing software to facilitate novel study of multi-limb movement and rhythm perception.  Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Arts Research Board. $4,891 (2013).  Moved by music: How composers and performers convey emotion in music. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Arts Research Board. $5,244 (2012).  Surveying the sounds used in auditory perception research. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Arts Research Board. $6,695 (2011).  Exploring the communication of emotion in western music.  Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Arts Research Board. $7,000 (2009).  Are percussive sounds processed in a special manner?  Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Travel grant. $1,261 (2017).  Presentation at the Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW) (Birmingham, UK).
  • Travel grant. $845 (2015). Presentation at the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) meeting  (Memphis, TN).
  • Travel grant. $825 (2011).  Presentation at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, IN).
  • Travel grant. $1,665 (2010).  Presentation at the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) meeting (Seattle, WA).
  • Travel grant. $1,142 (2009).  Presentation at the Society for Music Perception and Cognition meeting (Indianapolis, IN).

 

Other research funding

  • University Scholar Award. $60,000. This is a major internal award for mid-career faculty allocated every other year to be awarded from amongst ~ 100 faculty members.
  • Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. $25,000.  This award recognizes the achievements of exceptional young researchers at McMaster.  Dr. Schutz’s award focuses on an outreach program involving testing expert musicians’ perceptual abilities.
  • Donation in honour of Gordon and Winnie LeBarre. $25,200. The MAPLE Lab is deeply grateful for a recent donation for the Gordon and Winnie LeBarre Recording room.