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February 10, 2012  |  e-newsletter
Invitation for Applications
Udall Center Fellows Program
Academic Year 2012-2013

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona invites applications for it Fellows Program for 2012-2013.


Applications are due Friday, March 23, 2012.


Fellows will be affiliated with the Center and will study an aspect of public policy.




The Udall Center invites proposals on topics that span the range of public policy.

The projects of previous Fellows tend to cluster in several thematic areas: environment and natural resources; women, minorities, and Indigenous peoples; health and human development; the theory of democracy and institutions; conflict resolution and decision-making; economic development; and science, technology, and society.

See also the photo and caption, "What Udall Center Fellows Do," below.




Fellowships are for one semester only. The salaries of successful applicants will be covered by release-time, sabbaticals, or other funds provided by the home colleges, departments, or research centers. Potential applicants should discuss the prospects of such support with the appropriate administrators.


For faculty and staff affiliated with the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (see SBS flier), the Institute of the Environment (see IE flier), or College of Letters, Arts and Science (see LAS flier), some stipend support is available from those units.




- faculty members, including research faculty members, at the University of Arizona

- full-time or part-time

- tenured, tenure-track, continuing, or continuing-eligible 

- from any UA academic department, program, or other unit

- previous Fellows may apply for another term


Since the program was initiated in 1990, 124 UA faculty members have been selected as fellows, representing 38 departments and other units across the UA.


However, as mentioned above, since fellowship funding currently is supported only by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Institute of the Environment, and the College of Letters, Arts and Science, applicants not affiliated with those units would need to secure another source of funding for the release costs to the department or center (such as through a grant, sabbatical-leave support, or funds from a college or outside entity).




Each applicant should submit both a printed copy and an electronic copy (by email with attachments in MS Word or Adobe PDF):


(1) a brief statement describing general policy research interests;


(2) plans for a specific project to be undertaken as a Udall Center Fellow (up to five pages);


(3) a plan identifying any specific proposals already submitted or to be submitted for external support for the project;


(4) a curriculum vitae;


(5) a letter of support from the department head, director, or dean; and


(6) and a letter of reference.


Applicants need to specify the semester for which they are applying (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or no preference).




Printed applications should be submitted to the Udall Center at 803 East First Street -- and electronic copies to [email protected] -- by Friday, March 23, 2012.




Applications will be reviewed by a panel drawn from the Udall Center's former Fellows and other UA faculty. The Center expects to announce the results of the competition in April 2012.


> more info (website)

> poster (pdf) 

What Udall Center Fellows Do

Several Udall Center Fellows researched and wrote books (above), in part, during their fellowships.
Other Fellows produced research papers, prepared grant proposals, or developed curriculum designs and materials for new courses or for degree-certificate programs.
One Fellow conceived of an international water and policy program -- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) -- which since has become part of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme.

Udall Center  

Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


Stephen Cornell, Director

[email protected]

(520) 626-4393  


Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-4393  



Native Nations Institute  

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.


Joan Timeche, Executive Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-0664

Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

[email protected] 

(520) 626-0664  



Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief
(520) 626-4393
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