New Opportunity for UArizona Faculty: Udall Center Fellows Program

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New Opportunity for UArizona Faculty: Udall Center Fellows Program

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
April 10, 2020

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy is pleased to announce the 2020-21 campus-wide Udall Center Fellows Program. The Udall Center Fellows Program offers specialized tracks to propel your public policy research forward! We currently have tracks dedicated to public policy inquiry in the following research areas:

Since the Program's inception in 1990, the Center has hosted 152 fellows from 42 departments or centers, representing 10 colleges at the University of Arizona.

Applications should be submitted to Molli Bryson at by May 4, 2020.

For more information, you may contact Robert Varady at

Click here to learn why you should apply!

2020-21 Udall Center Fellowship Tracks

Social Sciences and Public Policy
In partnership with the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)

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

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

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.

Further details are available online.

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