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Dow Sustainability Fellows Program

Nearly 70 masters and professional degree scholars were nominated by U-M schools and colleges for the first Dow Sustainability fellowship program administered by U-M’s Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. Application packages from each nominee will be reviewed and selected by a faculty committee. This program will prepare up to 300 future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.

Doctoral Fellows

10 Number of U-M academic departments represented by sustainability fellows

An interdisciplinary team of fellows published their collaborative work in “Sustainability Science,” while another group of fellows launched the second Sustainable Neighborhoods course in Detroit, following a highly successful pilot last year. A third team is creating a “Michigan Journal of Sustainability” to provide a means for translation of U-M’s sustainability research into a forum relevant for practitioners.

Undergrad Sustainability Scholars

The first class of Graham Scholars graduated, with many of them describing the experience as something that changed not only the trajectory of their college experience but of their lives. The program also has added the senior seminar, co-curricular programs, a full suite of field-based courses and gained national recognition through scholarly works featured in Sustainability: The Journal of Record and at the conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Scholars explain what this program means to them in this video.