Since its inception in 1970, the University of Montana's Masters-level graduate program in environmental studies has become nationally renowned for producing leaders and other movement actors who are passionate about and skilled in environmental and social justice work.
University of Montana has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2013.
University of Montana School of Environmental Studies students meet on the lawn. Photo courtesy of Todd Goodrich.
The University of Montana campus Photo courtesy of Todd Goodrich for the UM Environmental Studies Program.
$30,000 - To support paid professional internships, engage alumni, and prepare for the program's 50th anniversary. Conservation capacity
$55,000 - To provide paid professional internships, connect with alumni, and share lessons learned with a wider academic audience. Conservation capacity
$120,000 - A two-year grant to continue reinvigorating the program’s curriculum and course offerings, offer internships and fellowships, and share lessons on its pedigogical approach with a wider academic audience. Conservation capacity
$95,000 - To update the program's curriculum and course offerings, and to offer internships and fellowships. Conservation capacity
Professor Neva Hassanein shares five observations about how graduate training, or education "of a certain kind," can play a role in environmental and social movements.