Twelve VPA Faculty Receive 2021 CUSE Grants for Research and Scholarly Projects

Syracuse University’s Office of Research has awarded funds to 12 faculty members in the College of Visual and Performing Arts for the fourth round of the annual internal grant program to provide intramural funding for faculty research and scholarly projects. The program is funded through Invest Syracuse.

The Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grant program supports faculty research in all disciplines, including basic, translational and applied sciences; social sciences; physical and life sciences; engineering; liberal arts; humanities; professional schools; and creative arts, as well as various forms of scholarly activities. A total of $1.25 million was awarded for 2021 to projects representing all degree-granting schools and colleges. A full list of Syracuse University recipients is available on the Office of Research website.

CUSE grants are designed to grow the research enterprise, enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, and increase both extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output by Syracuse University faculty. The application and merit review processes emulate the most common practices found in leading external sponsors, with an expectation that CUSE-funded faculty members will seek extramural support for their developed projects.

2021 VPA CUSE Grant Recipients

Sylvia Sierra, Principal Investigator (PI)
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
“Gen Z Appropriating Media in Everyday Conversations Before and After COVID-19”

Meri Page (PI)
School of Design
“Along These Waters, Lost Voices of the Erie Canal”

Thomas Miller (PI), Jennifer DeLucia (Co-PI), and Elisa Dekaney (Co-PI)
Department of Drama, Department of Creative Arts Therapy, and Setnor School of Music
“Military and Veteran Family and Caregiver Visual Art Therapy and Community Arts Engagement Pilot Program”

Kathleen Wrinn (PI)
Department of Drama
“New Works, New Voices Initiative”

David Knapp (Co-PI) and Joanna Spitzner (Co-PI)
Setnor School of Music and School of Art
“The SENSES Project”

Boryanna Dragoeva (PI)
Department of Transmedia
“CHIMERA: Art and Science Exhibition Programming”

Emily Vey Duke (PI) and Cooper Battersby (Co-PI)
Department of Transmedia
“The Infernal Grove: An Immersive Video Installation”

Heath Hanlin (PI)
Department of Transmedia
“Kairos: The Artifact”