arts research board

The McMaster Arts Research Board (ARB) provides seed funding for promising new projects as well as financial assistance for dissemination of research at scholarly meetings.  The MAPLE Lab has received several awards from the ARB to assist with basic equipment and personnel needs. The research awards provided testing computers and high quality audiometric headphones to run pilot experiments, as well as funds for employing undergraduate students working in the lab.  The travel grants provided financial assistance for the presentation of lab research at important international meetings.  Together, ARB funding was helpful in completing the requisite pilot work required to secure larger external grants such as our CFI-LOF award funding the lab’s major infrastructure needs as well as the Early Researcher Award providing support for students exploring important new research topics, and a SSHRC Insight Development Grant exploring the communication of emotion in music.   Dr. Schutz is the PI for all of these awards, which total $35,257.

Research grants

  • Developing software to facilitate novel study of multi-limb movement and rhythm perception (2015). $5,950.
  • Moved by music: How composers and performers convey emotion in music (2013). $4,891.
  • Surveying the sounds used in auditory perception research (2012). $5,244.
  • Exploring the communication of emotion in western music (2011). $6,695.
  • Are percussive sounds processed in a special manner?  (2009). $7,000.

Travel grants

  • 2017 Presentation at the Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW) (Birmingham, UK). $1,261. 
  • 2015 Society for Music Perception and Cognition (Memphis, TN). $845.
  • 2013 International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (Seoul, South Korea). $1,000.
  • 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, IN). $825.
  • 2010 International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (Seattle, WA). $1,665.
  • 2009 Society for Music Perception and Cognition (Indianapolis, IN). $1,142.