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The Ph.D. Fellowship is no longer available. These pages are for information only.

Udall Fellows are selected primarily for their scholarly excellence, demonstrated commitment to environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution, and potential to make a significant impact in the real world.

In your letter of recommendation, please address:

How the applicant has demonstrated scholarly excellence through:

  • Challenging coursework;
  • Recognition from faculty, institution, and/or national honors/awards;
  • Presentations and publications.

How the applicant has demonstrated sustained commitment to national environmental policy or environmental conflict resolution through one or more of the following:

  • Career goal and professional aspirations;
  • Teaching experience and/or coursework;
  • Research/field work;
  • Public and community service.

How the dissertation topic is relevant, significant and makes an original contribution to the discipline or field of study. Please also comment on:

  • Evaluation of project design, quality and scope;
  • Feasibility of proposed timeline for completion.