OVPR Announces Inaugural Arts & Humanities Awards

Art student practicing shading and perspective at UConn Stamford on Oct. 17, 2018. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) recently announced recipients of the inaugural Scholarship and Collaboration in Humanities and Arts Research (SCHARP) Program. Provided in partnership with the Humanities Institute (UCHI), SCHARP awards aim to support innovative works of scholarship and creative activities in the arts and humanities that have the potential to transform a field of study, impact the common good, or chart a new direction in scholarly, creative, or artistic development.

Seven SCHARP grants were awarded in two categories after a highly selective competition.

SCHARP Breakthrough Award – $50,000

Jason Chang, History
Expressing the Transpacific Borderlands

SCHARP Development Awards – $8,000

Emma Amador, History
Boricua Welfare Rights: Organizing for Economic Justice in the Puerto Rican Diaspora

Amanda Crawford, Journalism
“The Sky is Crying: the Sandy Hook Shooting and the Fight for Truth” – A Nonfiction Book Project

Stephen Dyson, Political Science
Politics and Popular Culture

Sue Huang, Digital Media and Design
Expanding Social Practice Art: Exploring Intersections of Food and Data

Vincent Tycer, Dramatic Arts
Gate Keeper

Hendrikus van der Hulst, Linguistics
The Dance of Movement:  A Study of Meaningful Movement Across Art Forms and Academic Disciplines

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