Call for Applications 2023–2024

Short-Term Research in Mexico for Graduate Students

The University of California Alianza MX (UC Alianza MX) is pleased to announce a call for applications for funding support for graduate student short-term research stays in Mexico. The purpose of the short-term stays will be for young scholars to accomplish specific laboratory, library, or field research while hosted by a partner institution in Mexico. Funds may be used to supplement existing fellowship support by covering local living expenses, round-trip travel to and from the host institution, and monthly health insurance and visa fees (if necessary).

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Applicants must have been currently enrolled and in good standing in a UC doctoral-level or master’s degree program for at least one year by the time the proposed stay begins. Students must present a letter of invitation from a full-time faculty member or researcher at a host institution in Mexico and a project plan approved by both their UC faculty advisor and Mexican host.


Awardees will receive funding up to a maximum of $800 total toward the cost of one round trip to and from the host institution, $1,500 per month toward living expenses (for up to three months), and $150 per month toward short-term health insurance (for up to three months) if not enrolled in UC SHIP during the term of the stay.


A complete application submitted to UC Alianza MX must include a curriculum vitae, project plan, and letters from the UC advisor and Mexican host. These must be submitted electronically in PDF format via this form prior to the application deadline of June 16.