On 15 February 2012, Matt Schrenk (East Carolina University) was awarded a $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The prestigious two-year award expanded this year to honor researchers in Ocean Sciences. Dr. Schrenk is a collaborator with the Deep Carbon Observatory. He serves on the Deep Life Scientific Steering Committee, and is also the Prinicipal Investigator on the the most recent Deep Life Directorate Proposal, "Deep Life I: Microbial Carbon Transformations in Rock-Hosted Deep Subsurface Habitats".
For more information, please see the Sloan Research Fellowship Press Release.