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. The program was initiated in 2018 by Dr. Thea Whitman and is supported by the O.N. Allen Professorship in Soil Science, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Submitted proposals are 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 participate in a campus-wide environmental microbiology symposium, where they and other researchers across campus present their research in short talks and a poster session.
2023 O.N. Allen Soil and Environmental Microbiology Small Grants Program Request For Proposals
Small grant program information and awardees prior to 2022 can be found here.