Graham's programs and services mobilize the expertise and passion of scholars, partners, and decision-makers to work together and bring world-class research to real-world sustainability challenges.
Facilitating Engaged Research
Helping faculty increase their impact by seeding new research, providing engagement expertise, and improving communication products to extend the reach of research findings and their real-world applications.
Funding and support for faculty across U-M's three campuses to pursue innovative, actionable carbon neutrality research plus special programming designed to promote connections among researchers and stakeholders.
Funding for U-M faculty to address critical sustainability challenges by developing new, user-driven, collaborative research ideas or translating existing research for real-world application.
Competitive funding for interdisciplinary student teams to pursue applied solutions to sustainability challenges at the local, national, or global level. Supported by the Dow Company Foundation.
A gathering table for U-M researchers and communities that have been disproportionately affected by historic inequities to develop just, equitable, and sustainable approaches that address community water priorities.
Developing Sustainability Leaders
Competitive summer internship placement, funding, and professional training for emerging sustainability leaders from across the state. Support by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy.
Competitive tuition support, project funding, and co-curricular programming for sustainability-minded U-M master's students to co-create practical, interdisciplinary sustainability interventions. Supported by the Dow Company Foundation.
Sustainability leadership development, professional skill-building, hands-on team experience, fieldwork funding, and more in a three-semester co-curricular program open to high-performing U-M undergraduates entering their junior year.
A university-wide program to provide U-M community members with sustainability knowledge and cultivate leaders who promote and model sustainable practices on and off campus and throughout their careers.
A student organization that aims to promote a sustainable campus culture by using the Collective Impact Framework to create a common agenda and shared vision that unifies campus-wide student sustainability efforts.
Informing Policy & Practice
Drawing upon the University of Michigan’s world-class research across disciplines, in collaboration with external partners from the public and private sectors, to provide sustainable solutions to solve the challenge.
A program managed by the Water Center, through a cooperative agreement with NOAA, to coordinate funding opportunities and support user-driven collaborative research that addresses critical coastal management needs.
Student-led project funding of up to $50,000 annually awarded by the Student Sustainability Coalition for ambitious, student-initiated projects that reduce U-M's environmental footprint and promote a culture of sustainability on campus.
A comprehensive study led in collaboration with U-M’s Institute for Social Research and designed to assess sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff over time.
A center of expertise dedicated to addressing critical and emerging water resource challenges by fostering collaborative, user-driven research that informs policy and management decisions affecting our waters.