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Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Application Procedure:

The following items constitute a complete application package and must be submitted in a single packet: (1) Application Form, (2) narrative autobiography not to exceed 500 words, including a statement of career plans and goals and should discuss any special circumstances that have affected the chronology of the applicant's career and the achievement of his/her goals, (3) curriculum Vitae listing all published books, papers and reports of investigations (date, publisher, and page number), (4) statement of project, (5) transcripts, (6) three letters of recommendations, (7) Institutional Certification Form certifying the completion of all required course work and qualifying examinations for the doctorate and approval of dissertation research prospectus signed by an appropriate graduate school official, and (8) Office Record Card.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

A private contractor, with the approval of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, will select three individuals from the academic community to serve as the Udall Review Committee. The Foundation will initially verify the contents of the nomination packets for completeness and then assemble the information for review by the faculty review committee from colleges and universities throughout the United States for an initial screening. The selection criteria includes (1) Quality of project design, (2) originality of project, (3) scholarly significance of project to the discipline, (4) feasibility of project and proposed schedule, (5) qualifications of applicant, (6) potential of applicant to make a significant contribution to the field, and (7) applicant's commitment to environmental public policy and conflict resolution. The Review Committee will recommend two Fellows and two Alternates.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.