• At the one year mark, you will be asked to share an update about the status of your research.
  • In publications and presentations, acknowledge ISR and this award’s support.
  • Awards are intended for use within one year, but may be extended upon request for an additional six months


  • Must be a U-M doctoral candidate whose dissertation deals with the human aspects of environmental sustainability
  • Deadline: To be determined
  • Award Amount: To be determined

Application Process

  • Documents required for submission
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Proposal Document
  • If you have any questions about the award process, please contact [email protected]

Previous Marans/Chen Award Recipients

  • Soobin Choi, 2023 – Communicating Climate Change Efficacy
  • Jess Lasoff-Santos, 2022 – Psychological effects of municipal resilience planning on citizens
  • Aubrey Langeland – Informal Electronic Waste Recycling
  • Sooji Kim – Sustainability in Higher Education
  • James Erbaugh – Logging and conservation: Two sides of the same coin
  • Sarah Mills – Examining wind turbines as a farmland preservation tool
  • Alexandra Cohen – Sustainability Challenges, Judgments, and Decision Support

To support this fund and make future awards possible, please visit our Next Generation Giving Page.

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