Forest and Wildlife Ecology - Graduate Student Awards - Thomas O'Brien Research Innovation Award
The O'Brien Research Innovation Award provide up to $5,000 to extend research in innovative directions
The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, through the generosity of one of our alumni, Mr. Thomas O’Brien, is able to offer this graduate student scholarship aimed at extending research in innovative directions. Examples of eligible activities include financial support for new data collection, supplies, student hourly, professional training/development not available at UW-Madison, travel to extend/enhance research, and/or other research related expenses. The annual award is approximately $5,000 and will be split into multiple scholarships.
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Proposals are due each year on November 15 (or the next business day after that)
Graduate students may apply for this award by submitting: 1) a brief description (1-page maximum) that includes the student’s area of research and justification for this award, 2) a budget and budget justification paragraph for proposed expenses (1-page maximum), and 3) a letter of support from their major advisor. Nominations should be submitted electronically as a single pdf document to Graduate Awards Committee Chair. Funds are to be used between May 1 and April 30 of the following year (i.e., apply in Nov 2019, funding starts May 2020), although extensions may be granted in consultation with the Graduate Awards Committee Chair.
Administrative notes: The O'Brien award is made possible through a generous gift to the UW Foundation. [DETAILS ON ACCOUNT ESTABLISHMENT AND ACCOUNTING PENDING, see Department Chair.] No thank you note(s) is(are) required to process payment, or as subsequent follow-up to the donor's family.
Questions should be directed to the Graduate Awards Committee Chair, [NAME].