Graham Sustainability Institute

Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund

Student Innovation FundThe Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF) offers grants of up to $50,000 annually for ambitious, student-initiated projects that reduce the university’s environmental footprint and/or promote a culture of sustainability on campus.

The Graham Institute administers the program, and the Student Sustainability Coalition makes decisions about which projects are selected for funding. Several PBSIF projects have become key campus sustainability successes, including the campus farm, the maize and blue cupboard, the U-M Strawbale Building, and the solar-powered picnic tables by Palmer Commons and the Beyster Building. View funded projects here.

Applications have closed for the 2019-2020 academic year, but will reopen in Fall 2020.