UC MEXUS-CONACYT Grants for Collaborative Projects

 $25,000 Maximum for up to 1.5 years 

 A Program Established Under the UC-CONACYT Agreement of Cooperation in Higher Education and Research

 The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) are pleased to announce a call for pro-posals to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers with beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues. The primary objective of the program is to enable the establishment of new collaborative initiatives with the potential for creating perma-nent ties between UC campuses and Mexican institutions that will grow and continue with the support of other institutional and extramural funds. Therefore, proposals for expansion or contin-uation of ongoing projects, as well as dissemination of research results of earlier work through binational conferences and publications, will be considered a lower priority.


Projects funded are expected to lead to development of major, long-term collaborations; signifi-cant advancement of scholarship in the natural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences, social sciences, or humanities; strengthening of academic and research capabilities of the participating UC and Mexican institutions, especially in Mexican regional universities and institutions outside of the traditional Mexican research centers; the development of innovative binational instruction or new courses or degree programs; and/or public service and education programs addressing critical issues in Mexico or in the United States. The program also favors projects that enhance institutional collaboration in terms of student training and researcher ex-change. Grant recipients are expected to use the seed funds to undertake the preliminary research necessary to develop proposals for extramural funding.