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.
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 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.