Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program


The Native American Graduate Fellowship Program supports outstanding Native American and Alaska Native graduate students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in Tribal public policy and health care, including law and medicine. Udall Graduate Fellowships are funded by a permanent trust fund endowment. Assistance is intended for the use of Graduate Fellows only.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, Scholarship and Fellowship Foundations
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992, Public Law 102-259, 20 U.S.C. 5601-5609, Statute 106,78
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate-level course work in a health care field and be enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program during the Fellowship year.
Beneficiary Eligibility
United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States.
Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate-level course work in a health care field and be enrolled at least half-time in a graduate program during the Fellowship year. Applicants must be enrolled in a Federally recognized Tribe or Band or be a descendent of an enrolled member. Applicants must be permanent U.S. residents or U.S. citizens who are members of the First Nations of Canada.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A complete application package consists of: 1) application form, 2) a professional resume or curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework, 4) three letters of recommendations, and 5) documentation of Tribal or First Nations of Canada status.
Award Procedure
The Udall Foundation will select individuals from the academic and professional community to serve as the Fellowship Review Committee. The Udall Foundation will initially verify the applications for completeness and then assemble the information for review by the Committee. The selection criteria include: 1) applicant's values, interest, goals, and/or ambitions that demonstrate interest in Native health care; 2) applicant's intelligence, academic performance, and analytical, research, and writing abilities; 3) applicant's leadership, community involvement, and participation in Tribal cultural, community, and/or government activities; and 4) potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to their Tribal community or Indian Country.
May 17, 2024 All applications must be received at the Foundation by February 24.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. May of each year for receipt of applications; June of each year for selection of Fellows by Fellowship Selection Committee; July of each year for announcement of Fellows.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is intended for the use of Fellows only.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available during the Fellowship program, from August to July. A Fellow is expected to pursue their academic studies during the Fellowship year. No partial Fellowships are awarded. Any major changes in plans for the Fellowship year must have prior written approval from the Udall Foundation. The Udall Foundation must be notified promptly of any change in the status of an application resulting from acceptance of another award. Stipend checks are made payable to Fellows, not to institutions. Fellowships do not fund: research assistants, laboratory supplies and equipment, tuition for additional course work, repayment of loans or other personal obligations (Fellowships are not retroactive), or tuition for a dependent's education. The first stipend payment will be deposited by September 15 and the second by February 15 on receipt and approval of a Fellow's mid-year progress report.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Alicia Harris
434 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85705 US
Phone: 520-901-8524
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22$75,000.00; FY 23 est $75,000.00; FY 24 est $25,000.00; FY 09 est $48,000.00; FY 10 est $48,000.00; FY 08$48,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each Fellow is eligible to receive $25,000 during the Fellowship year.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
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