Graduate Partners

Partner with a world-renowned university, access the expertise of faculty, and tap into a talented pool of UW graduate students for your environmental projects.

Interdisciplinary teams of graduate students from public affairs, business, science, engineering and other schools work together under the guidance of faculty to tackle real-world environmental challenges. Your mentorship and expertise provide students with valuable professional skills.

Keystone Project Details

  • Teams: 3-6 UW graduate students (second-year Masters or PhD) and a faculty mentor
  • Project length: 20 weeks
  • Timing: late September–March
  • Fee: $0 to $5,000, plus any project-related expenses. The sliding fee scale allows clients to pay a fee appropriate to the budget of their organization.

Previous Keystone partners and projects

  • Partner: National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration. Project: “Emerging Risks Workgroup.”
  • Partner: Washington Restaurant Association. Project: “Best Green Restaurant Practices: Developing metrics for sustainable energy practices in Washington foodservice operations.”
  • Partner: Washington State Department of Ecology. Project: “Geoduck Aquaculture in South Puget Sound.”

Learn more about hosting a Keystone project: Contact Ana Wieman at or 206-221-0743.