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Other U-M funding sources

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA)

Offers a number of resources for graduate students.



Graham Sustainability Institute - Dow Sustainability Fellows

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students at the university who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.

The diverse array of fellows brings together many relevant interests, with a program focus on areas around sustainable food systems, sustainable cities, sustainable infrastructure, sustainable mobility, sustainable consumption (resource use), and sustainable energy systems. The program comprises master’s/professional degree fellows, who engage with one another within and across cohorts, thrive on collaboration, learn to employ interdisciplinary thinking, experience diverse stakeholder perspectives, and implement projects with significant potential for impact on local-to-global scales.

Note: We are no longer accepting applications for the Dow Doctoral Fellows program.

Sweetland Summer Dissertation Writing Institute

The Dissertation Writing Institute is for graduate students whose research is complete or nearly complete, who have conceptualized the principal elements of the dissertation, and who have already begun to write the dissertation. Participants attend the Institute for at least six hours each day during the eight weeks of the Spring term. Students participate in group discussions, where they share their writing and receive feedback. They also receive individual writing consultations with a Sweetland faculty member. Participants may not hold another position during the eight-week period of the Institute and must work full time on their dissertations, receiving a stipend of $3,000. Department nominations are due at the end of January.