Graham Sustainability Institute

Collaborative Research Support

Across the University of Michigan, experts from the sciences, arts, and humanities are working to address sustainability challenges at the intersection of the environment and society. The Graham Sustainability Institute amplifies those efforts by connecting faculty and external stakeholders, with a focus on catalyzing and supporting sustainability research collaborations that lead to real-world impact.

The Emerging Opportunities Program provides professional services, funding opportunities, and other resources to make it happen.


Catalyst Grants

We offer seed funding of up to $10,000 to multidisciplinary teams for activities that support project planning and partnership development or enhance the application of existing research. Support available to U-M faculty from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses.

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Network Building & Professional Services

We make connections among experts, facilitate stakeholder engagement, explore additional sources of funding, assist with project management and evaluation, and develop high-impact outreach strategies and communications. 

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External Partner Support

The Graham Institute facilitates partnerships between U-M faculty and external partners