funding

Since our foundation in July of 2009, MAPLE Lab research has attracted over $1 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).

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Canadian funding agencies

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant. $155,000 (2017-2018). Dynamic sounds and perceptual processes: Exploring the role of amplitude envelope in auditory perception. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Research Tools and Instruments. $146,722 (2016-2021). Multi­participant response system: Collecting interactive behavioural ratings and reaction times in 100 people simultaneously. Co-applicant: Dr. Michael Schutz (Laurel Trainor, PI)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant.  $302,343 (2016-2020). Understanding music as a complex social activity. Co-applicant: Dr. Michael Schutz (Laurel Trainor, PI)
  • 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
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant.   $95,000 (2010-2016).  The role of amplitude envelope in audio-visual integration. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant.   $75,000 (2014-2016).  The exploration of music’s powerful ability to convey emotion. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz

 

International funding agencies

  • 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

 

Arts Research Board (McMaster)

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Explore Standard Research Grant.  $5,905 (2016-2020). Exploring changes in the perceptual power for cues for emotion. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Research grant. $5,950 (2015).  Developing software to facilitate novel study of multi-limb movement and rhythm perception.  Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Research grant. $4,891 (2013).  Moved by music: How composers and performers convey emotion in music. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Research grant. $5,244 (2012).  Surveying the sounds used in auditory perception research. Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Research grant. $6,695 (2011).  Exploring the communication of emotion in western music.  Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Schutz
  • Research grant. $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

  • 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.