Graham Sustainability Institute

Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund

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

The Student Sustainability Coalition makes decisions about which projects are selected for funding with guidance from staff leadership in the Graham Sustainability Institute, Office of Campus Sustainability, and Student Life. Several PBSIF projects have become key campus sustainability successes, including the U-M Campus Farm, the Maize and Blue Cupboard, the U-M Strawbale Building, and the solar-powered picnic tables located 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.