Grants For Students

Public Policy Initiative
Opens: March, 2023
Closes: Oct. 10, 2023

Program Description

Pursuant to the Commission’s interest in public policy, this grant provides U.S. students studying a master’s or pursuing their PhD the opportunity to pursue a 9 months research project in the areas of public administration or public policy. Candidates with terminal master’s degrees are also welcome to apply. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree will not be considered for this award, and are encouraged to apply to one of our other U.S. Student programs: Binational Business, English Teaching Assistant or Graduate Degree Program.


• Fluent Spanish.

• Minimum degree: MS/MA or currently enrolled in a master’s program (Candidates who are not in a Master's program or higher will not be considered).

• Letter of affiliation from a Mexican academic institution.

• Candidates studying, living or working in Mexico during the application process are not eligible to apply.

• Candidates who currently have a temporary or permanent resident card to Mexico are not eligible to apply.

• Double citizenship candidates can compete for a grant.


• Monthly maintenance.

• One round-trip international air ticket for the grantee.

• Book allowance.

• Fulbright medical benefit plan.

• Commission’s assistance with the visa paperwork.

• Additional dependent allowances.

Call for Applications

• Open: March 2023

• Closes: October 10th, 2023 5:00 PM EST

• For further information please see or email

• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed in February 2024.

• “At large“ candidates must submit their application online "here" When doing so, please select Study/Research as award type and select select Public Policy for special award type.

Starting date:

• Nine or six month grants awarded

• Nine month grants from Sept. 1 through May 31

• Six month grants from Jan. 1 through June 30

The US-Mexico Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange is the leading binational agency dedicated to promoting understanding between the two countries through educational exchange of citizens who have demonstrated excellence and leadership.

For additional details:

Contact: Pedro Antonino

Berlín 18 Piso 2 Colonia Juárez

C.P 06600 Mexico DF




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