Postdoctoral Fellows Request for Proposals

The University of Michigan’s Dow Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowships support a new generation of sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating across disciplines and sectors to address complex sustainability challenges. Fellowships are funded through a mix of support from the Dow program and U-M academic units. The program seeks candidates working on sustainability issues at the interface of the social sciences/humanities and natural/physical/engineering sciences.

Applications are accepted from highly qualified candidates who have received their doctoral degree within four years of the fellowship start date. There are two processes through which potential fellows may apply: 1) External Application Process, and 2) Internal Nomination Process

External Process

In August of each year, the program issues a global call for applications from qualified applicants, with applications due in November. Fellows are selected in January and join the program in September.


External Process RFP (PDF)

Internal Process

After the external selection process is complete, U-M faculty are invited to nominate qualified candidates to be considered for the program. To be eligible, applicants must have already committed to a postdoc position at U-M.

Internal Process RFP (PDF)

Questions may be submitted to: