2020 Dow Master’s & Professional Fellows Call for Nominations


The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan is now accepting nominations for its Master’s and Professional Fellows, which offers up to $20,000 to support the development of sustainability leaders in business, government, and non-governmental organizations. The one-year master’s program seeks to select 34 exceptional graduate students from a wide range of U-M schools and colleges interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative engagement. The cohort begins in January and concludes in December of the same year.


  • Full-time graduate students pursuing terminal master’s and other professional degrees at U-M Ann Arbor campus are eligible for nomination.
  • A student is eligible for only one (year-long) Dow Sustainability Masters Fellowship.
  • Fellows must reside in the Ann Arbor area for the duration of the program, except for the summer (see Program Requirements and Guidelines).

Application Details

Interested students are encouraged to contact their school/college graduate advisor or administrator in early September. Students must be nominated by their school or college by mid-October.

Application Materials and Deadlines for the 2020 Cohort will be published by August 30, 2019. All applications must be submitted online.

  • Mid-October: School/colleges provide names all nominees
  • Mid-October: All nominees will be contacted to submit a full application package
  • Early-November 2019: Nominees provide names and email addresses for all references
  • Early-November 2019: Nominated students complete and submit their application packages
  • Mid-November 2019: Letters of reference submitted on behalf of the nominated student


Additional Information

Dow Fellows Program Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Supporting sustainability scholars, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is aligned with the U-M commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Program efforts focus on ensuring that each student thrives. Scholars learn that diversity is key to empowerment and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership at U-M and worldwide. See: http://sustainability.umich.edu/dow