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Visiting Fellows Program

2021-22 Call for Applications

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. Professors on sabbatical are also welcome to apply. You must be concurrently enrolled/employed at your home university to receive a fellowship stipend.

Residential periods must be between four and nine months in duration beginning in Sept. 2021 or Jan. 2022. Fellowships may not be over the summer months (July – August). Stipends average $1,000/month for visiting professors and $2,500/month for pre-doctoral students and are determined by University of California general policies and funding availability.

Priority will be given to proposals that are policy-relevant, show a feasible plan of action, and/or will contribute towards a better understanding of Mexico and/or U.S.-Mexico relations. Applications from Mexican scholars are particularly welcome.

For post-doctoral students who submit a letter of intent, we will select a small group to support in applying to UCMEXUS-CONACYT post-doc funding. If you are not eligible to apply to UCMEXUS-CONACYT, but are interested in applying to be a fellow, please contact Greg Mallinger at gmallinger@ucsd.edu to discuss. Note that the Center has very limited funding for post-docs and a majority of their funding must come from external sources.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Applicants will be notified by Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 if they are invited to submit a full application for a fellowship during the 2021-22 academic year.

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

Application Deadline:

Oct. 28, 2020

Questions?

Greg Mallinger
(858) 822-1696

Teresita Rocha 2018-2019 USMEX Fellow

 “The USMEX fellowship provided me protected time to complete my dissertation and a magnificent space where talented colleagues supported me throughout the writing process.”

— Teresita Rocha, 2018-2019 USMEX Fellow