Udall Center Fellows Program Academic Year 2020–21


Now offering specialized tracks to propel your public policy research forward!

*Update* Deadline extended to May 4, 2020!


2020-21 Udall Center Fellowship Tracks

– Social Sciences and Public Policy –

In partnership with the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

For faculty from the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences for research in any aspect of public policy related to social or behavioral sciences. Research topics may span the range of public policy and need not relate to Udall Center activities.


– Biosciences and Public Policy –

A BIO5 Institute/Udall Center joint fellowship

For research on topics within the BIO5/Translational Bioscience strategic areas (Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, and Pharmacy) with appropriate public-policy inquiry concerning such realms as ethics, financing, legislation, governance, public dialogue, Indigenous issues, and other germane subjects. Expand your scientific team to include a policy dimension—or apply your policy expertise to a scientific project.


– Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution –

In partnership with the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

For faculty researching any aspect of public policy related to environmental collaboration and conflict resolution (ECCR), in line with the work of the Udall Foundation’s John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Research topics may span the range of ECCR tools, techniques, and approaches, including conflict assessment, process design, facilitation, mediation, and stakeholder engagement. Research topics must focus on applications of ECCR in the domestic United States.

Examples of potential research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Perceptions, understandings and use of ECCR in marginalized communities
  • Virtual collaboration infrastructure and practices in the context of COVID-19 and global pandemics
  • Value and best practices relating to conflict assessments in the resolution of environmental disputes
  • Implications of public outrage and the role of social media in environmental collaborative processes
  • Factors and conditions leading to intergovernmental and multi-jurisdictional cooperation on natural or cultural resource management issues

The proposed research and public policies need not relate to Udall Center activities.


– Other Public Policy Research –

In partnership with Research, Innovation and Impact (RII)

For other research interests relating to public policy. Topics may span the range of public policy and need not relate to Udall Center activities.


Full details, conditions and directions can be found in each application form.


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