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2017-18 Visiting Fellows Program

UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) hosts the largest residential fellowship program in the U.S. for research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations. Each year the program brings together top scholars from the social sciences, humanities and related fields to form a multi-disciplinary cohort of researchers.

Application Overview

Applications are accepted from Ph.D. candidates who are ABD and have completed a substantial portion of their dissertations, postdoctoral students and professors on sabbatical. In particular, we encourage University of California graduate students to apply to the program. Postdoctoral students from Mexico are strongly encouraged to apply simultaneously for funding from UC MEXUS and/or CONACYT.

Residential periods must be between four and nine months in duration beginning in September 2017 or January 2018. Fellowships may not be over the summer months (July – August).

Stipends average between $10,000 to $22,500 for the academic year and are determined by University of California general policies and funding availability. You must be concurrently enrolled at your home university to receive a fellowship stipend, except in the case of postdoctoral students.

Awards have been given in the past supporting research on contemporary Mexico, Mexican history, U.S.-Mexico relations and comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component. Priority will be given to proposals that are relevant to public policy. USMEX is interested in receiving applications on a wide variety of topics. Applications from Mexican scholars are particularly welcome.

Application Process

The center asks that applicants submit a one-page letter of intent describing the work you plan to complete while in residence. Letters are to be submitted to usmex-applications@ucsd.edu. The deadline for the letters is Nov. 15, 2016. Applicants will be notified by Nov. 30, 2016 if they are invited to submit a full application for a fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.

For more information, visit usmex.ucsd.edu or contact Greg Mallinger at gmallinger@ucsd.edu

Letter of Intent

Nov. 15, 2016


Greg Mallinger
(858) 822-1696

Romeo Guzman

“The USMEX fellowship provided me the space and time to complete my dissertation and to be part of a group of scholars committed to thinking about citizenship, justice and our collective future.”

— Romeo Guzman, 2015–16 Fellow