Proposals must be led by a principal investigator (PI) affiliated with a UC Latino Studies center. Collaborators in Mexico are encouraged, but not required to satisfy eligibility requirements. Alianza MX offers assistance with proposal development, including identification of co-PIs and/or collaborators.


Research proposals can request up to $200,000 USD in seed funding for a two-year period. Funds may be used to support field research, conferences and workshops, and project staff. Funds may not be used to cover overhead or indirect costs.


A copy of the application form is available on the Alianza MX Research & Innovation Resources page. Proposals must be submitted with support from the PI’s campus Office of Research or Office of Sponsored Projects.


For questions for questions or assistance in identifying collaborators, please contact alianzaucmx@ucr.edu.

Latino Studies Projects Groups

Labor + a(r)t + orio: Latinx Art as Research

Principal Investigator: Dr. Laura Pérez

Chair, Latinx Research Center; Professor of Chicanx and Latinx Studies, UC Berkeley

This project aims to research the still understudied field of US Latinx art, particularly mid-career and new artists, and to expand system-wide UC collaboration with museums displaying this work. In collaboration with The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, the project will include a Summer Institute and Student Curatorial Fellowship.

Additional Information

Alianza MX is currently accepting proposals for additional Latino Studies Projects. The application for Latino Studies Projects can be found here.

For questions on the scope and administration of ongoing Strategic Research Projects, or for inquiries regarding proposals, please contact Aaron Melaas, Alianza MX Associate Director for Research & Innovation.