Dow Sustainability Fellows Program

Competitive tuition support, project funding, and co-curricular programming for U-M graduate students to co-create interdisciplinary, actionable sustainability projects and impacts.

Since its inception in 2013, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program addresses the challenge of creating a sustainable world using natural and social sciences, innovative decision tools, and dynamic approaches to academics, operations, collaboration, and change-making.

Each year, 34 graduate students from across campus form interdisciplinary teams and collaborate to co-create actionable, high-impact solutions for the organizational partners they serve. Dow Fellows work with businesses, non-profit organizations, and communities—all in an effort to advance sustainable practices.

The program centers on two critical challenges: addressing climate protection and embracing a circular economy. This sharp focus allows Dow Sustainability Fellows to engage for impact.

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