Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program
To honor former Arizona Congressman Morris K. Udall through the operation of internship, scholarship, and fellowship programs, financed by a permanent trust fund endowment, to develop increased opportunities for young Americans to prepare for and pursue careers related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Morris K. Udall Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992, Public Law 102-259, 106 Stat. 78, 20 U.S.C 5601-5609.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants must be full-time candidates about to enter the final year of writing their dissertation in the area of U.S. environmental public policy and U.S. environmental conflict resolution and anticipate receiving their doctoral degree at the end of the fellowship year. The competition is open to United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States.
United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States.
Applicants must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary exams and had the dissertation research proposal or plan approved. Dissertation fellowships are open to scholars in the area of environmental public policy and environmental conflict resolution. Applicants must be full-time candidates in the final year of writing their dissertation and anticipate receiving their degree at the end of the fellowship year. Applicants attending any accredited institution of higher education in the United States will be eligible to apply. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A complete application package consists of: 1) application form 2) personal statement 3) project statement 4) essay analyzing a public policy act or speech of Morrs K. Udall number 5) official graduate transcripts 6) three letters of recommendations and 7) Institutional Certification Form certifying the completion of all required course work and qualifying examinations for the doctorate and approval of dissertation research prospectus signed by an appropriate graduate school official.
The Morris K. Udall Foundation will select three individuals from the academic and professional community to serve as the Fellowship Review Committee. The Foundation will initially verify the contents of the nomination packets for completeness and then assemble the information for review by the selection committee. The selection criteria includes (1) Quality of project design, (2) originality of project, (3) scholarly significance of project to the discipline, (4) feasibility of project and proposed schedule, (5) qualifications of applicant, (6) potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field, and (7) applicant's commitment to environmental public policy and conflict resolution. The Selection Committee will recommend two Fellows and two Alternates.
Feb 24, 2010 All applications must be received at the Foundation by February 24.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Late February of each year for receipt of applications; April of each year for selection of Fellows by Fellowship Selection Committee; May of each year for announcement of Udall Fellows.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is intended for the use of Fellows only. Fellowships fund living and educational expenses for a period of twelve months while a fellow pursues full-time writing of the dissertation. Fellows are required to pursue their projects full time during the fellowship year, July 1 - June 30.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
A Udall Dissertation Fellow is expected to pursue his/her project full-time during the fellowship year, July 1 - June 30. No partial fellowships are awarded. Acceptance of any concurrent funds must have prior approval from the Foundation. Any major changes in plans for the fellowship year must have prior written approval from the Foundation. The 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. Dissertation Fellowships fund living and educational expenses for a period of twelve months while a fellow pursues full-time writing of the dissertation. Fellowships do not fund; research assistants, laboratory supplies and equipment, purchase of computer equipment, publication costs, travel to professional meetings, conferences or seminars, tuition for additional course work, repayment of loans or other personal obligations (fellowships are not retroactive), tuition for a dependent's education. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The first stipend payment will be deposited by July 1 and the second January 15 on receipt and approval of a Fellow's mid-year progress and financial report.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Jane Curlin 130 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701 Email: email@example.com
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 08 $48,000; FY 09 est $48,000; and FY 10 est $48,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Each Fellow is eligible to receive $24,000 to cover living expenses during the fellowship year. Range and average are both $24,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects