2018 Application CLOSED

Environmental Fellows Program (EFP)

Funding decisions made in philanthropic organizations have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of our natural and built environments and the human communities living therein. The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) is a national summer program that seeks to diversify the environmental and conservation philanthropic sector by supporting the career aspirations of graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups. We are seeking graduate and doctoral student applicants with an interest in environmental philanthropy as well as a passion and commitment to building a more equitable and inclusive environmental workforce. 

Why EFP?

The Environmental Fellows Program supports career development of a new generation of environmental leaders and decision makers in environmental field and environmental philanthropy. Fellows will build new skills and expand social networks that enhance their career portfolios through on-site mentoring, pre-program career development and diversity workshops and by attending the annual Environmental Grantmakers Association retreat. Through these experiences Fellows will expand their understanding of the research and decision making processes that guide foundation giving. Additionally, Fellows will benefit from being exposed to a variety of career opportunities available at philanthropic organizations and in the environmental field. Foundations and their grantees benefit from the ideas of highly motivated, energetic Fellows who can assist with new or existing projects.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For inquiries regarding the Environmental Fellows Program please contact Molly Lutton at 734-936-0900 or seas-efpoffice@umich.edu.


The EFP program is an initiative of the School for Environment and Sustainability's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Office at the University of Michigan. EFP is a proud partner of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.