The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at The University of Arizona announces its Fellows Program for 2013–2014. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center and will study an aspect of public policy. Since the program’s inception in 1990, the Center has hosted 127 Fellows representing 38 departments and other units at the UA. The website is http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/.
The Center invites proposals on topics that span the range of public policy. The projects of previous Fellows tend to cluster in several thematic areas: environment and natural resources; women, minorities, and Indigenous peoples; health and human development; the theory of democracy and institutions; conflict resolution and decision-making; economic development; and science, technology, and society.
Qualifications. This component of the 2013–2014 competition will be open to tenured/tenure-track or continuing/continuing-eligible faculty members whose research interests are in the domain of public policy.
Terms of the Fellowship. Fellowships are for one semester only. The salaries of successful applicants will be covered by release-time, sabbaticals, or other funds provided by the home colleges, departments, or research centers. Potential applicants should discuss the prospects of such support with the appropriate administrators. For faculty and staff affiliated with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences or the Institute of the Environment, some stipend support is available from those units, and they should consult the relevant announcements (see below).
Application Procedure. Each applicant should submit both a printed copy and an electronic copy (by email with attachments in MS Word or Adobe PDF): (1) a brief statement describing general policy research interests; (2) plans for a specific project to be undertaken as a Udall Center Fellow (up to five pages); (3) a plan identifying any specific proposals already submitted or to be submitted for external support for the project; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) a letter of reference, and (6) a letter of support from the department head, director, or dean specifying how the applicant’s teaching release will be paid. Applicants need to specify the semester for which they are applying (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, or no preference). Printed applications should be submitted to the Udall Center at 803 East First Street, and electronic copies to email@example.com, by March 29, 2013. For more information, consult the Udall Center’s home page at <udallcenter.arizona.edu> or call Kim Harlow at 626-4393.
Selection. Applications will be reviewed by a panel drawn from the Udall Center's former Fellows and other UA faculty. The Center expects to announce the results of the competition in April 2013.