GRANTS

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • 2011 – National Science Foundation TUES Type II: Computational Thinking Through Computing and Music – $449,995 –One of two Co-PI’s with Jesse Heines, PI Computer Science Department.
  • 2007 – National Science Foundation CPATH CB: Performamatics: Connecting Computer Science to the Performing, Fine, and Design Arts – $368,162.00 One of five Co- Principal Investigators with Jesse Heines, PI Computer Science Department. In this project we propose the development of Performamatics, a specialty track that integrates computing with the performing, fine, and design arts.
  • 2009  RET Supplemental Grant – Research Experience for  Teachers (RET) to our CPATH grant. – Heines (PI) Award 0722161 Greher (CoPI)

UMass Sponsored Grants

Community Outreach & Public Service
  • 2014  UMass President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund- $40,000. Co-PI with Alan Williams
    • Discovering Cultural Identity and Self Identity: Creating Spaces for Cambodian-american Adolescents to explore their Cultural and Artistic Heritage. 
  • 2013   Service Learning Mini Grant- $1,000 – Investigating the Potential for the MaKey MaKey Invention Kit and the Melody Morph iPad App in Middle School Music Classrooms (PI)
  • 2011 – Healey Public Service Grant – $9,988 – iPads in the Classroom- Principal Investigator  –  With Suzanne Burton (CoPI) & S. Alex Ruthmann (CoPI)
  • 2008 – Healey Grant $4,800 – SoundScapes Ashleigh Hillier (PI),  Gena Greher (CoPI)
  • 2008 – Healey Public Service Grant -$5,000 – UML String Project- Kay G. Roberts (PI), Gena Greher (CoPI)

External Grants

Thelonious Monk Institute
United Way of Merrimack Valley
  • Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell Initiative 2006 sponsored by United Way of Merrimack Valley-$4,000. Grant in support of the UMass Lowell String Project Summer program – Co-principal investigator with Dr. Kay G. Roberts (PI)
Information Technology 
  • 2006  – Professional Development Grant in Instructional Technology University of Massachusetts The Virtual Listening Room – $8,000 Principal Investigator
  • 2003 – Professional Development Grant in Instructional Technology for Academic Development for Licensure Preparation Web Site for the Massachusetts Educator Certification Tests in Music-$10,000.  Principal Investigator
  • 2004 CFCI (Committee of Federated Centers & Institutes) grant.  Co-Principal Investigator with Ann Benjamin of the Lowell Demonstration School-$8,500. 

    This project explores the relationships between technology and music to create an interdisciplinary approach for developing literacy skills.

Diversity Initiatives
  • 2007 – UML Diversity Initiative Funds – Tango with Ben Bogart y los Gatos Azules. – $500-Co-Sponsor with Paula Telesco
  • 2007 – UML Diversity Initiative Funds – Cultural Social Events and Exchange: Sitar and Tabla Instrumental PerformanceIndrajeet Banerjee & Gauri Shankar- $750 – Co-Sponsor with Supriya Lahiri and Alan Williams
  • 2005  – Council on Diversity and Pluralism Seed Grant-$3,000. Principal Investigator. Development of professional development workshops for Lowell area music teachers in developing strategies for teaching World Music.
  • 2004 Council on Diversity and Pluralism Seed grant-$3,000 Principal investigator for the development of professional development workshops for Lowell area music teachers in developing strategies for teaching World Music.
  • 2003 – Council on Diversity and Pluralism Seed grant-$1,500  Principal Investigator to oversee a group of Music Studies Juniors, Seniors and Grad students to work with Lowell area String Project participants in an exploration of their cultural heritage through the music of the students’ various cultures.
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