Tuesday, January 10, 2012

USMEX Dissertation Fellowship Applications

Call for Applications 2012-2013

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for dissertation fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Center's Visiting Fellows Program is the largest residential fellowship program in the United States for research on Mexico. Each year the program brings together scholars from the social sciences, history, and related fields.

Visiting Fellows are expected to be PhD candidates who are ABD and have completed a substantial portion of their dissertations. Postdoctoral and Visiting Professors please click here for more information. We in particular encourage University of California graduate students to apply to the program. The majority of the fellowship awards are for residential periods between 4 and 9 months in duration. Fellowships generally start at the beginning of the academic year and are not given over the summer months (July-September). Stipends are determined by UC general policies and funding availability.

Priority will be given to proposals on social policy, public health, governance, discrimination and poverty and local development; although, the Center will consider supporting research in other more general studies. For a current list of visiting fellows and their research projects click here. Awards have been given in the past supporting research on contemporary Mexico, Mexican history, and U.S.-Mexican relations. Comparative studies with a substantial Mexico component are also encouraged.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the Center's Online application website. Please click here to begin the application process.

Visiting Scholars Program applicants will need to upload the following supporting documents AS A PDF FILE:

A. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
B. An abstract of proposed research project (250-word maximum).
C. A research proposal (3000 word maximum) OR a dissertation chapter/job paper if you are applying for the Post Doctoral fellowship.
D. One copy each of no more than 3 of your publications or unpublished papers that relate directly to the proposed research project.

Letters of recommendation (up to three) can be uploaded on the Center's online application site.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including letters of reference, is Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4pm (PST).

For additional information, please contact:
Greg Mallinger
Events/ Programs Coordinator
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego
Tel: (858) 822-1696, Fax: (858) 534-6447
E-mail: gmallinger@ucsd.edu
For more information, visit usmex.ucsd.edu.Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0510
La Jolla, CA 92093-0510

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