Opportunities

Graduate Students
Dow Distinguished Award Team Projects

Dow Distinguished Award projects are local-global, interdisciplinary, and advised by a U-M faculty member. Graduate students (masters and doctoral) are eligible to apply for team funds to support travel and stakeholder engagement. 

Students, Faculty
Get Involved in Campus Sustainability

Complete the Planet Blue Ambassador online training to learn about sustainability efforts at U-M and how you can contribute.

Students
Apply for an SES Grant

Social and Environmental Sustainability (SES) Grants provide up to $2,500 for projects that advance DEI&J-focused sustainability on campus. Applications accepted anytime!

Students
Share Your Student Organization's News

Let SSC help your student organization share opportunities open to the campus community! Email us.

Students
Learn about the 2022 Graham Scholars summer interns

Each year, the Graham Sustainability Institute supports a limited number of paid summer internships for Graham Sustainability Scholars and actively seeks partners offering paid internships. This summer, supported by the City of Ann Arbor’s carbon neutrality efforts, additional Graham Scholars will receive hands-on experience assisting with carbon benchmarking.

Students
Read about Graham Scholars project

Interdisciplinary teams of Sustainability Scholars—senior undergraduate students—recently presented the results of their engaged research projects. The Scholars teams received guidance from their project partners and support from the Graham Institute. Over the past year, four teams developed and implemented a project plan and delivered unique results.

Students
Turn Your Campus Sustainability Ideas Into Reality

The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund provides up to $50,000 annually for student-led projects that promote a campus culture of sustainability.

Faculty, Students, Partners
View Clean Energy + Energy Management Webinars

Learn about the successes and challenges of local governments across Michigan as they improve energy efficiency and move toward renewables. 

Undergraduate Students
Meet Graham Sustainability Scholars

Take a look at the Graham Sustainability Scholars online yearbook (current and past Graham Scholars). Graham Scholars include undergraduate juniors and seniors from across campus. Interdisciplinary teams work collaboratively on sustainability projects (climate, energy justice, water quality. and more). Scholars teams work with local project partners. 

Graduate Students
Learn about the Catalyst Leadership Circle Fellowship

In this competitive summer research experience, graduate students help Michigan communities advance sustainable, equitable practices.

Graduate Students
Engage with the Dow Fellows Program

Dow Sustainability Fellows make an impact through managing robust projects focusing on climate, circular economy, and other sustainability topics locally and globally. Graduate students work for one calendar year (January-December) in partnership with an organization and a UM advisor. Project summaries and reports provide insight into the recommendations, tools, analysis, and other work completed annually by interdisciplinary teams.