In the first year of programming, Pitt’s Arts and Humanities Microgrants are supporting up to twenty projects for individual faculty or teams. The $3,000 one-year microgrants are supporting high-quality, smaller-scaled research, scholarly, creative and artistic endeavors for faculty in the arts and humanities.
“The grants are intended to enhance and expand internal funding opportunities for arts and humanities faculty, as a resource to support existing projects, works-in-progress, or to test concepts where a smaller grant with fast decision-making could be transformative,” said Shelome Gooden, assistant vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts, social sciences and related fields.
The Arts and Humanities Microgrants program runs twice per academic year (Fall and Spring). Cycle two is currently underway, and the Fall cycle of year two is projected for Monday, October 16, 2023.
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The microgrants are intended to support a variety of research and creative activities in the humanities. This cycle's awards cover a range of projects including books, an annotated speech database, an archival research workshop, AI-generated 'repair' of ancient text and curatorial art.
Buddhism in Court: Religion, Law, and Jurisdiction in China
Cuilan Liu, Dietrich School or Arts and Sciences
Creating a Cross-Linguistic Database to Investigate Speech Rhythm
Marta Ortega-Llebaria, Dietrich School or Arts and Sciences
Comprehensibility and Accentedness in Second Language Pronunciation
Amanda Huensch, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Past and Future Tense: Using AI/NLG to Rebuild Sophocles’ The Searchers
Jeremy Justus, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Campus
Mark DiMauro, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Campus
Automating Writing from Androids to AI
Annette Vee, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
China and the Internet: Using New Media for Development and Social Change
Song Shi, School of Computing and Information
Pitt Studio Art Presents: Duos
Aaron Henderson, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Black Anaesthetics: African American Narrative Beyond Man
Shaun Myers, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Art History in the Age of Artificial Image Generation
Christopher Nygren, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Alison Langmead, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences