As the largest residential fellowship program in the U.S. for research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations, each year the program brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related fields.
Visiting Fellows are expected to be PhD candidates who are ABD and have completed a substantial portion of their dissertations. In particular we encourage University of California graduate students to apply to the program.
Residential periods must be between 4 and 9 months in duration, and may not be over the summer months (July – September).
Stipends average $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.
Awards have been given in the past supporting research on contemporary Mexico, Mexican history, and U.S.-Mexico relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component are also encouraged. Priority will be given to proposals that are relevant to public policy. Proposals from Mexican scholars are particularly encouraged.
The Center will only accept applications via the online website. You will need to upload the following supporting documents as PDF files:
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
Visiting Professors: the Center has a limited amount of funding for faculty researchers from other institutions to be in residence during their sabbatical leave. Please contact Melissa Floca by January 1, 2014 to express interest and for further information.
Postdoctoral Applicants: we no longer offer postdoctoral fellowships but invite you to visit the UCMEXUS website to learn about the postdoctoral funding opportunities offered by UCMEXUS/CONACYT. If this funding is obtained, the Center may facilitate your research stay.