ANN ARBOR, MICH. (March 12, 2:35 p.m. ET) — Dow Chemical Co. will provide $10 million for a sustainability fellowship program with the University of Michigan.
Midland, Mich.-based Dow — one of the world's largest plastics and chemicals makers — will provide the funding over a six-year period to support the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at UM. The program will involve 300 graduate and postdoctoral students in a variety of disciplines ranging from natural sciences to business, law and public health, officials with Dow and Ann Arbor-based UM said in a March 12 news release.
The program plans to leverage UM's $1.25 billion research portfolio to help solve some of the world's most pressing sustainability challenges, officials added.
In the release, Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris said that the partnership “pushes aside the standard thinking and supports unique models that will give rise to the next generation of innovators in Michigan and across the world.”