Doctoral Fellowship

This component of the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program creates a lifelong community of scholars devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability and becoming leaders in academia, business, government, and non-governmental organizations. Under the program, each cohort begins in September and concludes in April two years hence.

Expanding Understanding
In addition to receiving funding, fellows participate in a series of cohort-building activities designed to expand individual understanding and effectiveness through regular engagement across a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Fellows are required to participate in the program's co-curricular activities and to collaborate with other fellows on projects that leverage their individual areas of expertise to develop interdisciplinary sustainability efforts.

Doctoral fellows are also encouraged to mentor master’s/professional degree fellows, as appropriate and participate in the Michigan Journal of Sustainability, a student-led publication (see: Michigan Journal of Sustainability). Doctoral students serve on the editorial board for the open-access journal, engage faculty/authors, and learn about managing the peer-review and publication processes. 

Current Doctoral Cohort

Dow Doctoral Fellows Request for Funds form

Dow Lunch Seminar Presentation Schedule (subject to change, please RSVP)

All presentations will be held at Graham North unless noted otherwise - fall schedule to be posted in September.

Acknowledgment of Support

Please use the following acknowledgment in presentations, papers and other research: This work was supported by The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, through the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan. 

Note: We are no longer recruiting for the doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship levels under the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program. However, the Graham Institute has developed a draft plan and is seeking support for a new U-M Sustainability Doctoral Fellows program in partnership with others, based in part on the Dow Sustainability Doctoral Program.