The CIAS Mini-Grant Program provides funding for graduate students to conduct research and outreach projects over the course of a single summer. In 2021, a total of nine graduate students received funding to conduct projects, which included interviews with women from the Udaipur district of India (Prerna Rana, top left), surveys with Wisconsin farmers about beneficial insects (Ben Iuliano, top left), field work in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico (Sophia Winkler-Schor, bottom left), and a participatory tomato trial at Eagle Heights Community Gardens in Madison (Ambar Carvallo, bottom right).
This year’s recipients are listed below. Grant proposals are accepted each spring.
|Ambar Carvallo||Agroecology||Julie Dawson|
|Nicholas De Marsh||Urban Planning||Alfonso Morales|
|Ana Fochesatto||Nelson Institute||Adena Rissman|
|Allison Hellenbrand||Human Ecology||Jennifer Gaddis|
|Ben Iuliano||Integrative Biology||Claudio Gratton|
|Prerna Rana||Human Ecology||Jennifer Gaddis|
|Jules Reynolds||Nelson Institute||Michael Bell|
|Sarah Janes Ugoretz||Environment & Resources||Michael Bell|
|Sophia Winkler-Schor||Nelson Institute||Lisa Naughton|
Funding for the CIAS mini-grants is made possible by the support of the Single Step Foundation.