The O.N. Allen Soil and Environmental Microbiology Small Grants Program is a small-grant opportunity for UW-Madison graduate students and postdocs studying soil and environmental microbiology, supported by the O.N. Allen professorship in Soil Science, the WID Multi-Omics Hub, the Department of Plant Pathology, and the Department of Bacteriology. Submitted proposals were reviewed and selected by an NSF-style panel of students and postdocs with broad scientific backgrounds.
These awards are intended to develop and support grant-writing, reviewing, and independent research skills in a broad range of early-career scientists and to connect researchers across colleges, bringing together diverse areas of environmental microbiology, including soil, water, animal, and plant microbiome research. The recipients of the small grants will participate in a campus-wide environmental microbiology symposium, where they and other researchers across campus will present their research in short talks and a poster session.
2018 We congratulate the 12 recipients from Agronomy, Bacteriology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, and USGS National Wildlife Health Center. We also want to thank the panelists for their involvement in reviewing the submitted proposals- we greatly appreciate their time and effort in making this a successful program. The symposium will be held Spring 2019- stay tuned for further details.