To foster high-impact sustainability collaborations across the University of Michigan (U-M), the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program includes a university-wide competition for applied sustainability projects that cut across disciplines, and involve U-M students at all academic levels. The Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability competition (Dow Awards competition) seeks project proposals that describe a compelling and practical new product, service, or project that seeks to protect the environment and enhance quality of life for present and future generations.
The 2017 Dow Awards competition provides seed funding ($5000) for up to 15 proposals to nurture a wide range of student-led project ideas submitted through Project Proposals. Project Proposal submissions are open until 15 eligible submissions are received (reviewed in order submitted) or May 26, 2017, whichever comes first. Please review the RFP carefully for full requirements and guidelines.
Projects awarded a seed grant must submit a written project report by September 13, 2017, and may request additional funding up to $50,000.