The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
Dissertation fellowships are open to scholars in all fields of study whose dissertation topic has significant relevance to U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution. Previous fellows’ fields of study include political science; economics; government; anthropology; environmental science, policy and management; ecology; environmental justice; regional planning; geography; natural resource policy; and environmental analysis and design.
Each applicant must:
- Have completed all Ph.D. coursework and passed all preliminary exams;
- Have approval for the dissertation research proposal by February 24, 2011;
- Be entering the final year of writing the dissertation;
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or U.S. national
All complete and eligible applications are reviewed by an independent selection committee of past Udall Fellows and PhDs in the fields of environmental policy and/or environmental conflict resolution.
While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation is also seeking to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world.
Fellows will be selected on the basis of:
- Commitment to national environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution, as demonstrated through coursework, teaching experience, public and community service, field work, and career aspirations;
- Quality of the dissertation project: project design, feasibility, originality, and scholarly significance;
- Potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field;
- Scholarly excellence;
- The essay: quality of writing and critical analysis.
Cross or interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.