Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice supports an array of programming to further research, education, and partnerships for socially just solutions to environmental problems. The environmental and social justice issues of the Southwest border region and the world require long-range planning and sustained commitment. The Haury Program began its investments in scholarship and research at the University of Arizona in 2014 and is extending investment through partnerships that reach out to communities. The program portfolio will evolve over time. In Fall 2015 the Haury Program began semi-annual calls for proposals for new programming.

Undergraduate Engagement in the Community

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice invests in new and ongoing programs that engage students in real-world experience and learning. During 2015, the Program invested in three successful programs to increase their effectiveness and educational opportunities related to social justice and the environment. In fiscal year 2017, the Program is investing in undergraduate 

Carson Scholars: Agnese Nelms Haury Fellows

The Carson Scholars Program cultivates and advances interdisciplinary environmental scholarship at the University of Arizona. The program is designed to build a network of graduate students and faculty devoted to furthering knowledge and awareness of Earth’s natural environment and its interactions with people

Native American/First Nations Scholarship at Oxford University

Kaylena Bray of the Seneca Nation Indians began a Masters of Science in Environmental Change Management as the second Native American/First Nations Oxford-Haury Scholarship recipient in Fall 2016. 


Faculty Chairs

The Haury Program honors and encourages outstanding faculty at the University of Arizona through five-year awards to four senior scholars who work on environment, social justice, and/or the Southwest.

Faculty Fellows

The Haury Program recognizes and encourages outstanding early to early to mid-career or changing-career faculty at the University of Arizona through two-year awards to faculty members in the areas of social justice and environment. 

Visiting Fellows

The inaugural Haury Visiting Fellows brought fresh perspectives and deep experience to the University of the Arizona during the spring semester of 2015.

Partnerships to Connect Research and Communities

The Haury Program believes in strong partnerships to support initiatives within the University of Arizona and in the wider community. These partnerships leverage the resources of the University to promote excellence in research, collaboration, education, and programs.

Southwest Studies

One of Mrs. Haury's deepest interests and concerns ws social justice in the Southwest. The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice is funding publications and seminars about this topic.


The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Enviroment and Social Justice funds people and programs to work at the nexus of the environment and social justice to improve the social foundation while finding solutions to living sustainably within environmental boundaries.