Mark & Judy Yudof Fellowship in Science Policy & Ethics

for 2018-19

Deadline: 12 noon, November 8, 2017

For graduate students pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. in interdisciplinary work, with content focused in the areas of science policy and ethics. Students are not eligible if their research is largely scientific, with limited, implied, or peripheral ethical and science policy content. $25,000 for the academic year, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the academic year. Summer health insurance will be provided if the Fellow remains eligible. Up to 2 awards for 2018-19.


Students must be registered for credit in a Master's or Ph.D. program and must have completed at least one year of graduate studies at the University of Minnesota at the time of application. Students are ineligible for a second award.

Application Process

What will I need to complete my application?

Apply Electronically

Selection Criteria

The review and selection will be conducted by University of Minnesota faculty, which will select the awardees based on the following criteria:

  • the science policy and ethics content of the research (and its potential impact),
  • the nature of the interdisciplinary aspects of the research,
  • the strength of the academic record and overall professional promise,
  • the timeliness of progress toward the degree, and
  • the strength of the letters of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified, in writing, by the end of February.

Award Policy
  • Duplicate Awards - Recipients may not hold concurrently a second fellowship, scholarship, grant, or similar award that duplicates the benefits of the Fellowship.
  • Supplementation - Recipients may hold concurrently a graduate assistantship of up to 25% time, or supplementation up to the value of a 25% assistantship in each semester.
  • Terms of Award - Although recipients need not be in residence during the tenure of the fellowship, they must be registered for credit in the Graduate School both semesters of the academic year.