Interested in submitting a Latino Studies Project proposal?


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.

Proposals must be submitted with support from the PI’s campus Vice Chancellor of Research and Office of Sponsored Projects, and must identify specific roles for additional collaborators. A copy of the application form is available on the Resources page.

UC Latino Studies

Latino Studies at the University of California

In 1987, the California Legislature (via Senate Concurrent Resolution 43) charged the University of California with examining important policy relevant issues concerning the state’s growing Latino population. The UC Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) committed at that time to funding research and creative activity in the area of Latino Studies, and Alianza MX has since assumed that responsibility

Latino Studies Projects

Labor + a(r)t + orio

Latinx Art as Research

This project expands the study of US Latinx art, particularly mid-career and new

artists, through 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.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Laura Pérez, UC Berkeley

UC Collaborators: UC Davis

Strategic Initiatives

Latinos and Mexico: Culture and Identity

Alianza MX established this strategic initiative to create a space for dissemination and promotion of US Latino culture in Mexico, including from literature and the arts as well as academic research from the University of California on various issues associated with Latinos in the United States.