Dow Distinguished Awards – 2017 RFP Announcement
Students: Submit a Proposal for up to $5,000
Successful Student-led Proposals May Lead to $50,000 in Grant Funds
Students across the University of Michigan are invited to propose an action-oriented project beyond the campus focusing on wide-ranging sustainability issues such as energy, water, communities, food, built environment, transportation, and other areas. The first fifteen (15) qualifying project proposals will be granted $5,000 in seed funds and may compete in the fall for up to $50,000 in additional funding.
Past projects supported by the Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability have helped communities around the world in areas such as safe drinking water, sustainable agricultural techniques, community health, waste management, and sustainable local economic development.
Project teams must be student-led, with teams representing at least three different schools/colleges at U-M Ann Arbor. Project teams should pursue a collaborative project at the local, national, or global level. Successful teams will clearly articulate a new and innovative concept, and describe compelling and practical efforts for societal benefits and sustainability impact beyond the U-M campus.
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- NOTE: Proposals will be accepted until 15 viable proposals have been awarded
Made possible by The Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the university who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program prepares future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to individual empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership. See: http://sustainability.umich.ed