Selection Process

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

All complete and eligible applications are reviewed by an independent selection committee of past Udall Fellows and PhDs in the fields of environmental policy and/or environmental conflict resolution.

While scholarly excellence is of prime importance in selection of fellows, the Foundation is also seeking to identify individuals who have a demonstrated commitment to environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution, and who have the potential to make a significant impact in the real world.

Fellows will be selected on the basis of:

  • Commitment to national environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution, as demonstrated through coursework, teaching experience, public and community service, field work, and career aspirations;
  • Quality of the dissertation project: project design, feasibility, originality, and scholarly significance;
  • Potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field;
  • Scholarly excellence;
  • The essay: quality of writing and critical analysis.

Cross or interdisciplinary projects are particularly welcome.