Graham Sustainability Institute

Call for Applications for $50K Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows Program

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is now accepting applications for its Doctoral Fellowship program, which offers up to $50,000 in funding support and inclusion in a vibrant "Community of Scholars." The program is open to exceptional Ph.D. students conducting interdisciplinary research related to sustainability. A key part of this two-year doctoral fellowship program is that it is multi-disciplinary in nature, so we encourage doctoral students from all schools, colleges, and units at the university to apply. A total of 10 doctoral students who have completed at least one full year of their doctoral program prior to January 2014 (and who will not finish their program before April 2016) will be selected.

NOTE: Students can only be nominated by their dissertation advisor, and each faculty member can nominate only one student per year. Students who have secured nomination support from their dissertation advisor must submit an "Intent to Apply" by February 3, 2014. This submission will trigger requests for faculty advisors to submit nomination and recommendation letters. Complete student applications and faculty nominations/recommendation letters are due February 17, 2014.

Please review the full Request for Proposals (RFP). If you have any questions or comments, contact the Graham Sustainability Institute’s Education Director, Mike Shriberg, at (734) 647-6227 or

The Graham Institute administers the Dow Sustainability Fellows program on behalf of the university.