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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 call for applications for the 2022–23 fellowship year will be released by the end of September 2021. Please check back to this page for the latest information.

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