The Catalyst Leadership Circle (CLC) Fellowship is looking for enthusiastic graduate students interested in implementing sustainable, equitable actions in communities across Michigan. This 10-week summer applied research experience is open to applicants from across the state.
Learn about the successes and challenges of local governments across Michigan as they improve energy efficiency and move toward renewables.
Complete the Planet Blue Ambassador online training to learn about sustainability efforts at U-M and how you can contribute.
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.
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.
The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund provides up to $50,000 annually for student-led projects that promote a campus culture of sustainability.
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.
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.
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.