Grants

The following grants and funding reflect activity since joining Virginia Tech (2006-present).

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External

2014

  • $20,000 (40%, PI) The Orb: A Proposal for an Interactive Audio-Visual Installation for the Arlington Virginia Tech Research Center, Sponsored by VT National Capital Region research center. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Dane Webster, Aki Ishida.
  • $13,000 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology Fellowship.

2013

  • $2,000 (100%) Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Virginia to fund one undergraduate student to work with 4th and 5th graders to design their own laptop orchestra instruments and eventually perform a new improvisatory composition using newfound instruments.
  • $12,000 (50%, Co-PI) commission from Ballston Business Improvement District for “Cloud” interactive community-driven installation. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Aki Ishida.
  • $585,510 (20%, Co-PI) II-NEW: Living Lab for Asynchronous and Synchronous Investigation of Virtual and Real Environments, National Science Foundation (NSF). Research team: Benjamin Knapp, James Ivory, Yong Cao, Ivica Bukvic, Nicholas Polys.
  • $36,124 (25%, Co-PI) sponsorship/commission for the Interactive Lantern Field audio-visual installation from Philips Corporation ($30,634), Japan Foundation New York ($1,390), National Cherry Blossom Festival ($1,400), Smithsonian ($1,800) and private donors ($900). Research team: Aki Ishida, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Benjamin Knapp, Brennon Bortz.

2010

  • $1,261 (100%) Secured fourth corporate sponsorship from Renoise software company in a form of a site license for the Linux Laptop Orchestra.
  • $20,000 (100%) external grant through the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia (sponsored by 21st Century and Bank of America) for the creation of the satellite laptop orchestra. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Eric Standley.

2009

  • $149,648 (25%, Co-PI) awarded “EAGER: Drummer Game: A Massive-Interactive Socially-Enabled Strategy Game” proposal to the National Science Foundation. Research team: Yong Cao, Francis Quek, Ivica Bukvic, Dane Webster.
  • $2,000 (100%) Secured three corporate sponsorships for the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork), including seven laptops sponsored by MSI and eight soundcards sponsored by Sweetwater and additional hardware sponsored by Roland Inc. at cost. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Tom Martin.

2008

  • $14,200 (67%) Sustainable, Intelligent Environment for Communal Interaction with Art and Culture pilot project sponsored by the Wake Forest for the virtual rendition of the multimedia installation concept. Research Team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Dane Webster, Scott Betz (Winston-Salem), Peter Marsh (Workplace Strategies), Dan Fogel (Wake Forest).

2007

  • $975,978 SGD, (Collaborator) Networked Ensemble proposal in collaboration with National University of Singapore and Stanford University. Research team: Lonce Wyse (National University of Singapore), Chee-Kong Ho, Kevin McGee, Damien Lock, Roger Zimmermmann, Michael Gurevich, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • $500,000 (15%, Co-PI) Arts Museum of Western Virginia grant as part of the Digital Art Research Collective (DARC) group to develop an interactive multimedia art installation for the grand opening of the new museum. Sponsored four graduate and two undergraduate assistantships. Credit and PI responsibility equally distributed among participants. Research Team: Truman Capone, Carol Burch-Brown, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Steve Harrison, Joy Rosenthal, Simone Paterson, Dane Webster.

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Internal

2015

  • $2,500 grant from Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) for the Awareness Practice and the Foundations of The Creative Process series of workshops. Research team: Douglas Lindner, Richard Goff, Ivica Ico Bukvic.

2014

  • $600,000 helped secure funds for the new collaborative spaces shared between the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and respective programs, including Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS), Digital Arts & Animation Studio (DAAS), and Cinema classroom.
  • $8,000 sponsorship from Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, and the School of Performing Arts for the “Cloud” installation. Research team: Aki Ishida, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • $31,000 Society for the 2015 Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference sponsorship from Virginia Tech Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS), School of Performing Arts, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI), Graduate School, Vice President for Information Technology, College of Engineering, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE), University Libraries, and Department of Computer Science. Conference organizers: Ivica Ico Bukvic (chair), Eric Lyon, Charles Nichols.
  • $25,000 School of Performing Arts (SOPA) sponsorship of the new Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS) infrastructure.

2013

  • $5,000 sponsorship from Virginia Tech Research Center Arlington and the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment for the “Cloud” installation. Research team: Aki Ishida, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction fall Graduate Research Assistantship for the sonification research project. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Benjamin Knapp.
  • $4,200 sponsorship for the Interactive Lantern Field audio-visual installation from the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and the Department of Music. Research team: Aki Ishida, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction spring Graduate Research Assistantship for the audio editing and cybersecurity data analytics project. Research team: Chris North, Benjamin Knapp, Ivica Ico Bukvic. Spring, 2013.
  • $2,500 Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) sponsorship by Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI).
  • $25,000 OPERAcraft by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). Research team: Ariana Wyatt, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Tracy Cowden, Katie Dredger, Kelly Parkes.

2012

  • $3,000 Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) matching support for the Luminous Kite Lanterns exhibit at Blacksburg Farmers Market. Research team: Aki Ishida, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Benjamin Knapp, Brennon Bortz.
  • $16,000 Virginia Tech Center for Human-Computer Interaction Summer Graduate Research Assistantship for the GAMES Project Teacher Dashboard project. Research team: Michael Evans, Troy Abel, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • $4,100 Institute for Creativity, Arts & Technology grant for the development of a K-12 version of the pd-l2ork software and its deployment in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Liesl Baum, Bennett Layman, Kendall Woodard.

2011

  • $8,188 Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning grant for the implementation of the Mind-Body Interactive (formerly known as Interactive Taiji) course, including teaching the course for three consecutive years. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Matthew Komelski.
  • $5,000 Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning grant for further development of an online distance learning system based on Interactive Taiji for teaching Taiji. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Matthew Komelski.

2010

  • $3,000 supplemental Education Enhancement Grant for the Interactive Taiji Education Enhancement grant (EECG) sponsored by the Virginia Tech Arts Initiative. Includes compensation for one graduate assistant (Matthew Komelski) and one undergraduate student researcher. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Isabel Bradburn.

2009

  • $5,000 Virginia Tech Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning grant for the development of an online distance learning system based on Interactive Taiji for teaching Taiji. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Isabel Bradburn, and Matthew Komelski.
  • $20,000 Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) summer scholars grant for the establishing of the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork). Sponsored summer undergraduate student assistantships. As part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) CS department program also engaged three undergraduate students, including one visiting student from Rochester. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Tom Martin.
  • $2,303 Virginia Tech Vice President of Information Technology grant for the purchase of MSI Wind netbooks for the Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork). Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Tom Martin.
  • $930 Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts & Cinema (SOPAC) grant for sponsoring a visit of a Hungarian artist Tibor Varszegi for the spring DISIS event theatrical multimedia piece production in collaboration with College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS) Dean Sue Ott Rowlands.

2008

  • $5,000 Interactive Taiji Education Enhancement grant (EECG) sponsored by the Virginia Tech Arts Initiative. Includes compensation for one graduate assistant (Matthew Komelski) and one undergraduate student researcher (Sabrina Killian). Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Isabel Bradburn, Denis Gracanin, Kelly Parkes.
  • $10,000 Sustainable, Intelligent Environment for Communal Interaction with Art and Culture phase II grant by Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE) and Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), dealing with physical prototyping of installation modules proposed in phase I. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Dan Fogel (Wake Forest).

2007

  • $400 Virginia Tech Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER, formerly known as CEUT) Faculty Study Group (FSG) grant for an interdisciplinary collaboration study group involving College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), and College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS).
  • $500 Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD) and the Department of Music matching grants for the Soundtrack and Effects Composition course field trip and a recording session in Williamsburg, VA.
  • $20,000 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) summer scholars grant for the Science and Mathematics Inclusive Learning and Engagement (SMILE) study. Sponsored four undergraduate music assistantships for a total of $1,000. Research team: Carlos Evia, Ivica Bukvic.
  • $2,400 Science and Mathematics Inclusive Learning and Engagement (SMILE) project collaborator on preliminary research. Research team: Carlos Evia, Tonya Lynette Smith Jackson, Ivica Ico Bukvic.
  • $25,000 Virginia Tech Stakeholders Project. Generation of promotional materials and multimedia content for the purpose of raising $29M for the new Performing Arts Center. Sponsored two student undergraduate music assistantships. Research team: Dane Webster, Ivica Bukvic.
  • $20,000 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) summer scholars grant for the pilot study utilizing Aural Matrix Haptic Display Interface. Sponsored two summer undergraduate music student assistantships for a total of $3,200. As part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Computer Science (CS) department program also engaged a visiting undergraduate CS student from Oberlin College. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Denis Gracanin, Francis Quek.

2006

  • $1,200 Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD) branding project sponsored by CCTAD and the School of Visual Arts (SOVA). Design of audio-visual branding materials for CCTAD including website and other promotional materials. Oversight of four CCTAD GTAs.
  • $500 Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS) grant writing workshop participant.
  • $12,500 Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD) complementing grant for DISIS development.
  • $45,000 Virginia Tech Collaborative for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design (CCTAD)/Digital Arts Research Collective (DARC) equipment grant proposal to the School of Visual Arts. Research team: Truman Capone, Ivica Ico Bukvic, Simone Paterson, Dane Webster.
  • $32,000 Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS) Dean equipment grant for Aural Matrix Haptic Display Interface exploratory research involving CHCI, Engineering, Assistive Technology and Music Technology. Research team: Ivica Ico Bukvic, Francis Quek, Tom Martin, William Holbach, Michael Dunston.
  • $300 Virginia Tech Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER, formerly known as CEUT) Faculty Study Group (FSG) grant for an interdisciplinary collaboration study group involving College of Engineering, Architecture, College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS), and Music.
  • $3,000 College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences (CLAHS) Faculty Research Grant for producing commissioned multimedia interactive work.