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.

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan (U-M), made possible by the Dow Company Foundation, supports U-M graduate students who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions. The program prepares future sustainability leaders to positively impact organizations worldwide. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to individual empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership.

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