Interested in submitting a Latino Studies Project proposal?


Proposals must be led by a UC principal investigator (PI) and include collaborators from at least one other UC campus. Collaborators from partner institutions in Mexico are not required but are encouraged. Alianza MX can assist with identifying collaborators.


Proposal submissions can request up to $100,000 USD in seed funding over a period of up to 24 months. Funds can support field research, conferences and workshops, and project staff salaries and benefits, but may not be used for student tuition and fees or to cover department overhead or indirect costs.


Alianza MX opens a call for proposals in the Fall and the application period remains
open until mid-Winter. Proposals are evaluated by a diverse committee of experts from across the UC system.

Funding awards are announced in Summer and research projects begin during the Fall.

For questions on the Call for Latino Studies Project Proposals or for assistance identifying potential collaborators, please contact

2023-2025 Project Cycle

MEX Clásicos: Diversifying the Classics

This project produces Spanish-language adaptations of theatre classics, transformed by the unique perspectives of Mexican playwrights, as well as picture-book adaptations for children, based on the robust Mexican tradition of children’s literature. It expands on UCLA’s Diversifying the Classics project, which introduces Hispanic classical theater to new audiences and helps the stage reflect the multilingual reality of communities in Los Angeles and across the United States, and the Golden Tongues initiative, which commissions English adaptations of Hispanic classics by LA-based playwrights.


Principal Investigator: Barbara Fuchs, UC Los Angeles

MX Collaborators: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

2023-2025 Project Cycle

Breaking Barriers: Gender and Transnationalism in the Mexican Revolution

This project examines the transformative nature of the Mexican Revolution and its impact on women and gender. A binational group of leading historians, students, and community members will also explore the participation of Mexican American women and men, which is rarely discussed in the historical record, to help better understand how this experience shaped Mexican American lives and struggles for civil rights.


Principal Investigator: Verónica Castillo, UC Santa Barbara

UC Collaborators: UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles

MX Collaborators: Colegio de México (COLMEX), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM),

Fundación Casasola, Instituto Mora, Museo Nacional de la Revolución Mexicana

2022-2024 Project Cycle

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 collaborative production of podcast interviews by UC students with visual artists organized through the UC Berkeley Latinx Research Center. It also supports research and curatorial collaboration with The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside.


Principal Investigator: Laura Pérez, UC Berkeley

UC Collaborators: UC Davis

Strategic Initiatives

Latinos y Mexico: Culture and Identity

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.


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.

Additional Information

For questions regarding new Latino Studies Project proposal applications in the 2024-2026 cycle, or for more information on projects in a previous cycle, please contact