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Announcing the Fall 2021 NULab Grant Recipients

The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is happy to announce the recipients of the Fall 2021 NULab Seedling and Travel Grants. Seedling grants support pilot research to begin a longer-term research project. These grants have funded research assistantships, data sets needed for research, access to tools and software, and travel costs for meetings that initiate, or further, a research project.

The recipients of the Fall 2021 NULab Seedling and Travel Grants are as follows:

  • Silvio Amir, Computer Science; Yakov Bart, Marketing; and Michael Manzon, Computer Science: “Characterizing the Impact of Influential Actors on the Dynamics of #MeToo Online Social Movement”
  • Oliver Ayers, NCH London, History; and Nicole Aljoe, English and Africana Studies: “Ignatius Sancho’s London”
  • Sina Fazelpour, Philosophy and Computer Science: “Fair explorations: The structure and dynamics of responsible research and innovation communities”
  • Meg Heckman, Journalism: “A Women’s History of the Boston Globe”
  • Stefan McCabe, Network Science: “Relating Digital Trace Data to User-Level Perceptions: Satire, Misinformation, and Source Cues”
  • Cassie McMillan, Sociology and Criminology: “Towards a networked contact theory: Adolescent friendship, intergroup contact, and attitudes towards sexual minorities”
  • Travel grant: Garrett Morrow, Network Science: “Putting Urban Technology to Work: Technological Determinism and the Real, Breathing Smart City” at the Southern Political Science Association’s (SPSA) annual conference
  • Kenneth Oravetz, English: “Risograph on Risograph”
  • David Smith, Computer Science; and Giulia Taurino, Institute for Experimental AI: “Seeing Our Neighborhoods: Providing Public Access to the Boston Globe Photograph Collection”

If you are interested in the NULab grants program, see the most recent CFP and look for the spring call in February 2022. See here for a full set of supported projects.

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