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2019-20 Visiting Fellows Program

The Center 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, post-docs and professors on sabbatical. In particular, we encourage University of California graduate students to apply to the program. Post-doctoral students are strongly recommended to apply simultaneously for outside funding as the center can only support a partial amount of their residence.

Residential periods must be between four and nine months in duration beginning in September 2019 or January 2020. 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 post-docs.

Priority will be given to proposals that are policy and/or academically relevant, proposals that show a feasible plan of action and proposals that will contribute towards a better understanding of Mexico and/or U.S.-Mexico relations. 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 The deadline for the letters is Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 if they are invited to submit a full application for a fellowship during the 2019–20 academic year.

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For more information, visit or contact Greg Mallinger.

Application Deadline:

Nov. 14, 2018

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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