Past Research Micro-Grants

Congratulations to our past Early Career Micro Grant awardees!

2024 Micro-grant Awardees

Gianmarco Biancalani, University of Haifa
The Life Stories of Older Gay Men in Italy and Their Response to a Tele-Drama-Based Intervention: A Qualitative Study

Hansika Kapoor, Monk Prayogshala
Can Creating Misinformation Counter its Spread?

Clin Lai, The Pennsylvania State University
Creativity Partner: Comparing human and generative AI as collaborator in creative tasks

Simone Luchini, The Pennsylvania State University
Preserving Human Diversity in the AI Era: How Human-AI Collaboration Impacts Cultural Identity in Literary Creativity

Stephanie Miller, University of Vienna, and Rebekah Rodriguez-Boerwinkle, UNC Greensboro
From the Gallery to the Lab: Phenomenal Art-Experience Across (Digital) Contexts

Edward A Vessel, The City College of New York, CUNY
Using personalized deep neural networks to model the effect of category learning on internal representations of art

2022 Micro-grant Awardees

Payge Japp & Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The Relationship Between the Dark Triad Traits, Aggression, and Malevolent Creativity

Averie E. Linnell & Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Assessing Malevolent Creativity in the Workplace: A Performance-Based Approach

Danielle Warzager & Rinat Feniger-Schaal, Haifa University
Drama-Therapy for Stress Reduction of Refugee Children in Elementary School: A Mixed Methods Process and Outcome Study

Kim N. Awa & Darya Zabelina, University of Arkansas
The Role of Expertise in Cortical Patterns During Different Stages of the Creative Process: An EEG Study

MacKenzie Trupp & Matthew Pelowski, University of Vienna; Rebecca Chamberlain, Goldsmiths, University of London
Enhancing the Well-being Impacts of Art Viewing through Aesthetic Looking

Ryan Joseph Slaby & Zaira Cattaneo, University of Milano-Bicocca
The Posterior Cerebellum’s Causal Role in the Appreciation and Affectual Evaluation of Visual Art

Christian Rominger, Andreas Fink, Mathias Benedek, & Andreas Schwerdtfeger, University of Graz
How many roads must people walk down before they solve a creativity task? A bottom-up approach to investigate the dose-response relationship between physical activity and creative ideation performance in the field

Megan G. Stutesman & Thalia Goldstein, George Mason University
Children Dancing for Social Cognitive Skills: A Mixed Methods Study

2021 Micro-grant Awardees

Rebecca Chamberlain, Goldsmiths, University of London
Mindfulness in the Gallery

Katherine Cotter, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
Virtual Art Visits: Examining the Well-Being Impacts of Immersion

Robbie Ho, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Aesthetic experience of street art: Cross-cultural studies in Poland and Hong Kong

Shoshi Kesiari, University of Padova
Crafting Life Stories in Photocollage: An Online Creative Art-based Intervention for Older Adults

Vida Manalang, Drexel University
Project REAL (Role of Emotions in Actors’ Living) Performance

Chelsea Miller, University of Northern Colorado
First Year Students’ Creative Problem Solving

Emily Romero, University of Northern Colorado
Does Everyday Creativity Predict Academic Success? A Study with Student Veterans

Christa Taylor, Université Catholique de Louvain
The role of creative identity in the association between gender-biased beliefs about creativity and creative outcomes

Detailed summaries for the 2021 funded projects: 2021 Micro-grant Abstracts (PDF)