The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the University of California Alianza MX (UC Alianza MX) are pleased to announce the first “Call for Collaborative Research Proposals in Basic and Applied Sciences between UNAM and the University of California.”

The main objective of this Call for Proposals is to enable the establishment of new collaborative research initiatives with the potential for creating permanent ties between UNAM and the UC that will grow and continue with the support of other institutional and extramural funds.

Proposals are expected to lead to the development of major, long-term collaborations among groups of researchers from both institutions and to significantly advance knowledge in the following disciplines in the context of climate change:

Coastal flooding

Drought and fire ecology

Extreme heat and health-related effects

GHG emissions and air quality

Soil functions and management

Sustainable food production and nutritional genomics

Special consideration will be given to proposals that also enhance student training and research exchanges.

Selected proposals will be funded for two (2) years.


Proposals must include principal investigators (PIs) from two UC campuses and include at least one principal investigator from UNAM. Please contact Alianza MX for assistance with identifying potential collaborators.


Proposal submissions can request up to $50,000 USD in funding for research activities over two years, but funds may not be used to cover overhead or indirect costs. Additional funding support is available for travel to binational workshops.


Proposal submissions must
include all required components outlined in the
call and must be submitted
no later than March 15 to both and

For questions on the Call for Collaborative Research Proposals or inquiries regarding potential collaborators, please contact

UNAM - University of California

Call for Collaborative Research Proposals 2023

Climate Issues

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