“We are launching the Planet Blue Student Fund, with $50,000 a year for the next three years. It will support the best ideas to improve our work in the greenest ways. It is entirely in the hands of students to develop.” — President Mary Sue Coleman
The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF) offers grants of up to $50,000 for student-initiated projects that promote environmental sustainability at the University of Michigan. This fund encourages projects of a larger scale and impact than those covered by the Student Sustainability Initiative's small-scale grant funding.
President Coleman announced the creation of PBSIF on September 27, 2011 when announcing the University’s sustainability goals. President Coleman guaranteed PBSIF $50,000 worth of funding per year for the next three years. Available grants range from $5,000 to $50,000, with priority given to projects that are of an innovative, visible, and transformative nature. Other criteria include factors such as student involvement and interest, economic payback, and partnerships facilitated within the U-M community of students, staff, and faculty.
If you have any questions, please contact the PBSIF student board at email@example.com.