[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: Ctr for US-Mexican Studies Visiting Fellows Program (UC San Diego)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 14 10:09:33 EST 2008

Center for US-Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego

Visiting Fellows Program

2009-2010 Competition

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Apply Online via the Center's website: http://usmexapp.ucsd.edu/

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San 
Diego invites applications for research fellowships and non-stipendiary 
Guest Scholar affiliations for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The Center's Visiting Fellows Program is the largest residential fellowship 
program in the United States for research on Mexico.  Each year the program 
brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related 
fields. The Center's current research interests focus on economic 
development and social policy. Specific issues include regional divergence 
and inequality; infrastructure and public goods; local government 
accountability, corruption, and civil society; social insurance and poverty 

The majority of Visiting Fellows and Guest Scholars are expected to be at 
the postdoctoral level. PhD candidates who are ABD and have completed a 
substantial portion of their dissertations will also be considered.  Senior 
scholars are encouraged to apply.  The majority of the fellowship awards are 
for residential periods between 4 and 10 months in duration.  Stipends are 
commensurate with experience and academic rank.

Awards support research on any aspect of contemporary Mexico, Mexican 
history, and U.S.-Mexican relations.  Comparative studies with a substantial 
Mexico component are especially encouraged. The Center also encourages 
proposals from groups of two or more scholars working on a common project. 
Additional funding may be available for workshops or short-term visits by 
other scholars relevant to the project area.

The majority of the funds are earmarked for individuals who are (1) Mexican 
citizens, (2) residents of Mexico of any nationality, or (3) advanced 
graduate students, recent PhD recipients, or faculty from any campus of the 
University of California system.

In addition to the Visiting Scholars program, the Center's activities 
include research projects related to policy and policymaking in Mexico, 
conferences and workshops, and a weekly series of research seminars.


1. Applications will ONLY be accepted via the Center's Online application 
website. Please CLICK HERE (http://usmexapp.ucsd.edu/index.php) to apply or 
to log in to an existing application.

2. Visiting Scholars Program applicants will need to upload the following 
supporting documents AS A PDF FILE:

A. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
B. An abstract of proposed research project (250-word maximum).
C. A research proposal (3000 word maximum) OR a dissertation chapter/job 
paper if you are applying for the Post Doctoral fellowship.
D. One copy each of no more than 3 of your publications or unpublished 
papers that relate directly to the proposed research project.

3. Letters of recommendation (minumum of 3) can be uploaded on the Center's 
online application site or mailed directly to the Center.
Review of complete applications (including letters of recommendation) will 
begin on December 19.  The final deadline for receipt of all applications 
and supporting materials is January 31, 2009.

For additional information, please contact:
Graciela Platero, Director of External Affairs
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego
Tel: (858) 534-4503, Fax: (858) 534-6447
E-mail: gplatero at ucsd.edu

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact:
usmex-applications at ucsd.edu 

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