The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) recently announced recipients of the second annual Scholarship and Collaboration in Humanities and Arts Research (SCHARP) Program. 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.
Five SCHARP grants were awarded in two categories after a highly selective competition.
SCHARP Breakthrough Award – $50,000
Mark Healey, Department of History
Bibliohack Plus: an integrated, low cost, open source digitization tool kit and workflow for the global south and underserved areas
Co-PIs: Tom Scheinfeldt, Digital Media and Design; Greg Colati, UConn Library; Michael Kemezis, UConn Library
Irrigation Department staff and team members with Bibliohack prototype scanner in Mendoza, Argentina. (Departamento General de Irrigación Photo)
SCHARP Development Awards – $8,000
Cesar Abadia-Barrero, Department of Anthropology
Healing the Land to Attain Peace: A Community-Based Art Project in Rural Colombia.
Co-PIs: Camilo Ruiz-Sanchez, Adriana Katzew
Hejoo Kim, Department of Digital Media and Design
Co-PIs: Helene Kvale, Simon Hutchinson, Tanju Ozdemir
Ariel Lambe, Department of History
Living in the Monster: Cuban Exiles in the United States, 1920–1952
Sara Silverstein, Department of History
Toward Global Health: A History of International Cooperation
For more information about SCHARP, visit the program website. The current funding cycle is now open. Applications are due by December 15, 2020.