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Tuesday, April 28
Final Call for Applications - Win up to $50K for Your Sustainability Project
Final Call for Applications: Win up to $50K for Your Sustainability Project!
Do you have an idea to help protect the environment and enhance quality of life for current and future generations? If so, then consider entering the Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability competition, which provides up to $5,000 in "seed money" to pursue a collaborative project, and up to $50,000 for full implementation.
As a component of U-M's Dow Sustainability Fellows program, this competition welcomes proposals spanning the full breadth of sustainability topics, including but not limited to: energy, water, communities, food, built environment, transportation, and other areas. Details about the awards program are here, and a few key details are outlined below.
Project & proposal requirements
Describe a compelling and practical effort to foster sustainability beyond the U-M campus - at the local, national, or global level
Clearly articulate a new and innovative concept and have the potential for societal benefits and sustainability impact
Be led by students from U-M Ann Arbor
Have a faculty advisor (Additional staff and faculty team members are also encouraged)
Involve at least three different schools/colleges at UM-Ann Arbor
Examples of winning projects from last year
Distinguished Award Winner: BLUElab India Read more
Seed Grant Winner: Shrimp Farming in Detroit Read More
Distinguished Award Winner: De-silting irrigation ponds Read more
Deadline and submission
The program is accepting project proposals until May 28, 2015 or until 15 viable proposals have been received, whichever comes first. So, if you're interested, be sure to submit a proposal ASAP.