Funding

Funding & Sponsorship

Grant Funding

The lab’s research is generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research CouncilCanada Foundation for Innovation, as well as numerous other grants internal to McMaster. Funding has enabled McMaster students to be employed as summer research assistants, collaborators from overseas to visit and undertake research at McMaster, and for lab members to attend and present research at national and international conferences. In addition, the lab also receives assistance from the Research & High-Performance Computing Support group at McMaster, enabling much of the back-end computational workload to outsourced. Since the lab’s inception in 2013, four students have been granted prestigious Undergraduate Student Research Awards, enabling them to work in the lab and contribute substantially to the team. Below is a summary of the funding received by the lab’s director, Matthew Woolhouse, since his appointment to McMaster in 2011.

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The Canada Foundation for  Innovation  is a funding body dedicated to furthering technological research  infrastructure within Canada. Although created by the Government of Canada, the CFI operates as an independent, non-governmental body.

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The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is a federal funding agency that promotes and supports research in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC provides a major portion of the lab’s funding allowing us to hire students and research collaborators to study and work in the lab.

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The Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) assists McMaster researchers to apply for funding from external grant agencies such as SSHRC. Internal direct funding for the lab has also been secured from the Arts Research Board administered through ROADS.

Summary

Date AwardedRoleTypeSource AgencyAmount (CDN)Project Title
Apr. 2019PITeaching & Learning Fellowship GrantMacPherson Institute$15000Transforming Music@Mac through an integrated degree between Health Sciences and Music’s programs
Jan. 2018PIResearch GrantArts Research Board $5948Clinical assessment of hand-eye coordination in people with Parkinson’s disease using iPads
Jan. 2018PIConference GrantArts Research Board $1872Society for Music, Perception and Cognition Meeting, San Diego, CA
May 2017PIResearch GrantHamilton Community Foundation$8520MRI pilot study investigating the effects of dance on Parkinson’s disease
Mar. 2017PIResearch GrantInterdisciplinary Research Fund Competition$19970Touchscreen clinical tools for assessing upper extremity motor skills in people with Parkinson's disease
Feb. 2017PIResearch GrantOntario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, Early Researcher Award$100000Creating dance technologies for people with Parkinson's disease
Nov. 2016PIResearch GrantHealth Leadership Academy$20000Development and launch of the Dance for Parkinson’s application for Microsoft’s online store
Aug. 2016PIResearch GrantResearch Excellence Fund, Office of the Provost$5000Rush in Concert: Free Viewpoint Video Project in Collaboration with Anthem SRO and Technical University, Braunschweig
Jul. 2016PIResearch GrantOffice of the Dean of Engineering$5000N/A
Jun. 2016PIResearch GrantOffice of the Dean of Humanities$5000N/A
Jun. 2016PIResearch GrantInternational Initiatives Micro Fund$7540N/A
Dec. 2015PIResearch GrantArts Research Board $7500Creating Technology-Based Dance Activities for People with Parkinson’s
Apr. 2015PIPartnership Development GrantSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council$170000Developing Analytical Methods for Researching Music-Download Behaviour on a Global Scale
Dec. 2014PIResearch GrantArts Research Board$4196Developing Dance Technology for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Sep. 2014PIResearch GrantForward With Integrity$5000Creating Technology-Based Dance Activities for People with Parkinson’s in Collaboration with Hamilton City Ballet
Jun. 2014PIResearch GrantVP Research$40000Dance for Parkinson’s Project
May. 2013PIConference GrantArts Research Board $1050Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Victoria, Canada
Apr. 2013PIResearch GrantForward With Integrity$5000Studying the Influence of Music on Motor Coordination Within the Context of Interactive Dance
Dec. 2012PIResearch GrantArts Research Board$4870Digital Music Lab in Association with Nokia
Jun. 2012PIInsight Development GrantSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council$75000Global Music Listening Lab in Association with Nokia
May 2012PIConference GrantArts Research Board $2500International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar. 2012Co-PI with Steven BrownEquipment GrantCFI-LOF $520978Dance: Quantifying Interpersonal Synchronization of Movement and Social Interaction
Dec. 2011PIResearch GrantArts Research Board$6971Global Music Listening Lab
PI = Primary Investigator; MRI = Magnetic Resonance Imaging; CFI-LOF = Canadian Foundation for Innovation – Leadership Opportunity Fund