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Grants For Scholars
U.S. Studies Chair
Application deadline: August 1st, 2017
Teaching award that allows scholars of all levels to teach courses in their area of specialization at a Mexican university. Courses will conducted in English. Spanish not required for this program. Recommended candidates will be interviewed in English.
Applications are sought in all disciplines except medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Disciplines of particular interest include: U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. Electoral Process, U.S. National Security Policy, U.S. Economy, U.S. History and U.S. Geography.
All projects must show a binational importance and impact.
U.S. Studies Chair at Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG):
The Fulbright-García Robles U.S. Studies Chair grantee will be hosted by the Center of North American Studies to teach a graduate course in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build bi-national collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars, and mentor Mexican students. UDG is a renowned higher education institution that currently has 15 campuses, 1 virtual university and 60 high schools. UDG is notable for being one of the most important and active Mexican Universities, with over 700 distinguished researchers in all areas of knowledge. Additionally, the university has a solid understanding of the legislation, norms and procedures to create, adapt and follow, in order to have simultaneous international programs running of almost any kind, especially graduate's student mobility, academic mobility, staff mobility, research programs, internationalization at home, or the internationalization of the curricula. Course to be taught in English.
UDG is interested in any topic related to the United States and/or its relationship with Mexico. For more information on the University please visit the web site http://www.udg.mx/en.
U.S. Studies Chair at El Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM):
The Fulbright U.S. Studies Chair will teach an undergraduate course in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build bi-national collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars, and mentor Mexican students. El Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) is a private university committed to academic excellence to promote the integral development of its students and contribute to a fairer, free and more prosperous society. The Department of International Studies - which includes the Asia-Pacific Studies Program (PEAP), the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs (CEPI) and the Institute for European Integration Studies (IEIE) - aims to be at the heart of a continuing dialogue on relevant domestic and international topics to foster a better understanding of global dynamics. Course to be taught in English.
Subjects of particular interest to ITAM include U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. Electoral Process, U.S. National Security Policy, Political Science or U.S. Natural Resource Management, Policy and Law.
U.S. Studies Chair at La Universidad Veracruzana (UV):
The Fulbright U.S. Studies Chair will teach an undergraduate course in order to generate new knowledge about U.S. history, politics and other topics as well as build bi-national collaborations between U.S. and Mexican scholars, and mentor Mexican students. La Universidad Veracruzana currently has 74 schools, 57 libraries, 24 research institutes, a museum, a language center, a free art school and a music institute distributed throughout five regions of Mexico. The North American Studies Program is a multidisciplinary program aimed at both university students and members of the general public who are interested in learning about the United States of America, Mexico and Canada. The program is divided into five general fields: political science, language and literature, history and geography, cultural studies and health sciences. Course to be taught in English.
Subjects of particular interest to la Universidad Veracruzana include U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. Electoral Process, Political Science, U.S. Economy, U.S. History and U.S. Geography.
Eligibility & Requirements
• PhD or other terminal degree (such as MFA, JD or MD) required.
• This award is open to scholars at all levels including early career.
• Candidates living, working or studying in Mexico are not eligible to apply.
• Candidates must have U.S. citizenship. Dual citizens are welcome to apply.
• Course will be taught in English. Spanish is NOT required for eligibility; however, candidates should be able to manage daily life in Mexico.
• Grant is ONE semester, typically five months to begin in Fall or Spring depending on the university.
• Candidates should list university of preference, but SHOULD NOT seek letter of affiliation from the university.
• Only disciplines requested by universities eligible to apply
• To apply for this award, please submit your application here:
U.S. Studies Chair, award #8447-MX US Scholars_Fulbright_US Studies
For further information on the application please contact Hilary Hartley (email@example.com).
• Grantees will receive a fixed sum in the amount of $20,000 USD to cover all grant expenses for the five mont grant period
• Medical health benefits provided by the U.S. Department of State
Scholars are also encouraged to contact the universities directly to discuss areas of interests:
Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG):
Maestra Dulce Alejandra Quitarte Mireles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM):
Dr. Isabel Flores Alcázar at email@example.com
Dr. Daniel Romero León at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Do I need to speak Spanish fluently to win this grant?
• Candidates will be interviewed in Spanish. Successful grantees will have a level of Spanish sufficient to carry out tasks proposed in their grant proposal.
2. U.S. citizens who live or work in Mexico apply for the Fulbright-García Robles grant?
• No. American citizens can live or work any where else in the world, but do not qualify for a grant to Mexico if they live or work in Mexico.
3. Are there rules on citizenship?
• No. All U.S. citizens, including naturalized and dual citizens, are eligible to apply.
4. Will my grant be reduced if I receive money during a sabbatical?
• No. Sabbatical earnings are considered maintenance for a grantee´s U.S. expenses.
5. What if I have a simultaneous grant?
• If you receive another grant, your Fulbright-García Robles grant could be reduced if they duplicate benefits.
6. What if I don´t have a letter of affiliation at the time of application?
• You are not required to have an affiliation at the time of the application. However, you must present a letter of invitation (affiliation) before the start of your grant.
• COMEXUS may be able to assist with affiliations.
7. What are the grant benefits?
• The are a variety of U.S. Scholar programs which offer different benefits. Please see individual programs for specific grant benefits.
8. Can I defer the grant to the following year if necessary?
• No. COMEXUS does not offer grant deferrals.
9. Can I make changes to my proposal before the grant starts?
• Substantially changes to grant projects cannot be made either before or during the grant. However, date changes may be approved with advance written notice, approval from institution and dependent on funding availability.
Application deadline: August 1st, 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Skype in November 2017.
Final results are announced in March 2017.
Start dates of awards correspond with academic semesters: August or January.
The US-Mexico Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange is the lead binational agency dedicated to promoting understanding between the two countries through educational exchange of citizens who have demonstrated excellence.
For additional details: www.comexus.org.mx
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