Interested in Becoming a Member?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Center for Society 2030, please contact Lisa Rabaut.

Our team would be happy to meet with your organization to discuss how our center can assist your company in planning for and addressing future societal challenges. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Lisa Rabaut

Member Benefits

Participation in the Center for Society 2030 has many potential benefits to our industry and other partners, including the opportunity to do the following:

  • Address company-specific issues head-on by working with expert, multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Collaborate with other organizations and discover what those organizations are doing to cope with foreseeable problems
  • Access unique, specialized resources available at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, including an extensive data archive, lab space, faculty and student support
  • Provide underrepresented, minority high school students with STEM educational opportunities
  • Receive expert input on product development and population specific marketing

Membership Details

Gold Level

  • $50,000 per year
  • Industry Advisory Board Membership
  • Non-exclusive, non-commercial, royalty-free license
  • Full vote on potential research projects
  • Invitation to bi-annual meetings
  • Early access to research outcomes
  • Available to any interested organization


  • NSF will match membership funds
  • Special Indirect Cost Rate of 10%
  • At least 90% of the program income must be used to directly support research
  • Research questions will be broad and precompetitive and consequently will not pose confidentiality issues

Silver Level

  • $25,000 per year
  • Half vote on potential research projects
  • An opportunity to attend meetings and hear about research before it is made publicly available
  • Available to non-profits, government agencies, and eligible small businesses

Time Commitment

  • Industry partners should intend to financially commit to the center for at least 3 years to allow for adequate planning and completion of research projects
  • Meetings will be held biannually, in the fall and spring
  • The Industry Advisory Board will communicate via email and conference call