Grant Projects in News

It’s been a busy spring for many grant projects! Learn about a few that have received University publicity:

Learn more in this UVA Today article about the inspiration and research occurring from 2022 annual grant project, Searching for Hidden Chambers in the Temple of Kukulcán at Chichén Itzá.

Optimizing Pediatric Donor Heart Utilization received an annual grant in 2022 to use big data analytics to improve pediatric heart transplants. Find out more about their work in recent UVA Engineering and UVA Today features.

“Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala” is the first major exhibition of Aboriginal Australian bark paintings to tour the U.S. It opens in September 2022 at the Hood Museum. Kluge-Ruhe received a Trust grant in 2019 to help produce the accompanying catalog, a 352-page piece in both Yolngu Matha and English [the first ever international touring exhibition catalog in an Australian language]. Read more about the significance of this exhibition.

The Holsinger Portrait Project is uncovering photos, researching, and telling the stories of Black Charlottesville residents. Learn about this 2022 grant project in UVA Today.

Left: A wood structure designed by Somewhere Studio, operated by Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless, both from the University of Arkansas. Right: a structure made from mycelium blocks.

The Biomaterial Building Exposition has been researching and exploring innovative approaches to biomaterial construction techniques. Learn more about the work of this project, a 2021 grant recipient, in these features: UVA TodayArchinect News, Inform Design + Innovation, and C-ville Weekly.

Our 2022 flash grant awards were determined this spring! See recent features in NBC29 and The Daily Progress.

Upcoming Grant Project Events

The Holsinger Portrait Project pop-up exhibition is at the Northside Library through March 31. The New Negro in Charlottesville and Albemarle: Portraits from a Century Ago: Pop-Up Portrait Exhibition features portraits of local African Americans, commissioned from R.W. Holsinger’s photo studio, during the first decades of the twentieth century.

March 31: Infectious Disease in 3D is hosting their Spring Virtual Reality Symposium! The ID in 3D team will share sneak peaks of their virtual animation, which highlights virtual reality’s applications for medical education.

April 1-2: The Darden African Business Organization is hosting ‘Emerging Trends in Africa’s Creative Economy’ Conference. The conference aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of the interplay between Africa’s economic development and its creative sector, and to better understand the differences in various African countries.

Girls Maker Camp promo

April 3: Girls Maker Day for local middle school girls! Hosted by the Women’s Maker Program, from the Robertson Media Center, the camp focuses on hands-on creative activities, allowing participants to learn about cutting-edge makerspace technologies.

April 22: “Price it Like a Pro with Paddy Johnson!” StARTup Studio’s panel discussion focuses on the steps of pricing your artwork appropriately, so creative artists can confidently sell for any context.

May 31: “2020: Extraordinary Moments” is looking for the positive; creating a documentary, magazine, and showcase exhibition to highlight meaningful moments from the UVA community, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your work by May 31, 2022. The work will be exhibited at the 2020: Extraordinary Moments showcase in fall 2022.

Puglia Neurodevelopment Lab is enrolling 0-12-month-old premature babies to participate in a research study. The goal of the study: to develop new universal screening protocols for social processing disorders. If you’re interested in participating and have questions, contact: pugliadevneurolab@virginia.edu.

Grants in the News

Tim Victorio roughs up the first coat of epoxy so a second coat will adhere better. (Photo: Dan Addison)

Our grantees are busy! From constructing tables of recycled lumber to a successfully launching the Business Bootcamp for Artists, read about grant projects featured in local media outlets:

  • UVA Sawmilling received a flash grant in April 2021 to create tables from a 125-year-old tulip poplar tree. Read about the construction process and their partners in creating in this UVA Today article.
  • UVA Edge, an initiative of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, received an annual grant in 2021. UVA Today featured the impactful stories of five students in the first cohort class; read about them here.
  • StARTup Studio, a 2020 annual recipient, was featured in UVA Arts Magazine for their Business Bootcamp for Visual Artists hosted in October 2021.
  • Learn more about the Roadmap Scholars Initiative, one of our new 2022 annual grants from the Law School, from their features on NBC29 and Reuters.
  • The Holsinger Portrait Project is uncovering photos, researching, and telling the stories of Black Charlottesville residents. Read about this 2022 grant project in this Cavalier Daily article.
  • See recent updates from one of our 2020 grants in this UVA Today article; the Trust supported student researchers working on the larger project of air-filtering technologies.

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