UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research at University of California in USA, 2013

University of California, Institute for Mexico and United States is offering dissertation research for University of California graduate students in the field of UC-Mexico. Applicants must be Mexican citizen currently enrolled in UC graduate programs. Awards are granted for a duration of two years which cover allowable allowances. Mode of application is online.

Study Subject (s): The grant is awarded in Mexico-Related Studies-All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U. S. -Mexico Issues, Mexican and Latino Topics in the Arts and Humanities, UC-Mexico Collaboration.
Course Level: This grant is for pursuing dissertation research level.
Scholarship Provider: University of California
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: -University of California graduate students in good academic standing are eligible if they will have advanced to candidacy for the research doctorate by December 31, 2013.
-Successful proposals will not be funded until advancement to candidacy is attained.
-Only one proposal will be accepted from any student.
-Proposals for renewals of previous UC MEXUS awards will not be considered.
-Mexican nationals currently enrolled in UC graduate programs, including UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellows, may apply to the dissertation research grants competition.
-However, please note that the selection process is based on the proposed project’s fit to UC MEXUS goals and, specifically, a thematic connection to Mexico, completely independent of the applicant’s nationality.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of Mexican citizen currently enrolled in UC can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Projects funded are expected to lead to the completion of dissertations or MFA degrees in these areas. Preference will be given to projects that hold significant promise for the advancement of science or scholarship in areas of interest to UC MEXUS; that involve meaningful collaboration with a Mexican institution and/or a Mexican scientist or scholar; or that address issues of importance to Mexico and/or the Mexican-origin population in California and/or the United States.

Number of award (s): Not Known

Duration of award (s): Duration of research is about two years.

What does it cover? Awards of up to $12,000 will be provided for a project period of two years (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015) to support research leading to the dissertation or final MFA project. The grant period will end if the student graduates within that two-year period. Allowable expenses include:
•” Domestic and international travel for field, laboratory and archival research; data collection; and meetings. Keep in mind that the program is intended to fund research activities directly related to completing the dissertation or the MFA final project. As a result, conference attendance gives lower priority in the review process and, if included, should be limited to one meeting, no more than $500 of the total budget, and directly related to the development of the dissertation research or reporting on its results.
• Computing, lab analyses, and other costs necessary to the research.
• Payment for field or research assistants, but only if well justified as to why this work would not be done by the applicant.
• Support stipends for periods of field and archival research if well justified and when no other source of support is available. Stipends are limited to a maximum of $1,000 per month and may not exceed $6,000 over the entire two-year project period. Items which will not be funded include:
• Salaries, tuition, or associated academic/educational fees.
• Equipment purchases.
• Indirect costs or institutional overhead assessments.
• Printing, publication, or editing costs of the dissertation or MFA final project.
• Reimbursement for activities that occur before the project period begins. All budgets are subject to strict administrative review. No project will be funded until all the appropriate items have been approved. Selection Criteria: Each proposal will be reviewed, evaluated, and rated by a committee of UC and Mexican scientists and scholars representing expertise in relevant academic disciplines and topics in the physical, natural and social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: In addition, three hard copy sets of one complete proposal packet (original plus two copies), including the Institutional Approval Form with original signatures, must be submitted to UC MEXUS at the address listed below within 10 days following the online application deadline of September 23, 2013, for the application to be considered complete (i.e., by October 4, 2013).

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