UTSA Mexico Center Educational Research Fellowship

Every year in the fall semester, the UTSA Mexico Center offers an Educational Research Fellowship that provides financial assistance for student/faculty research projects on Mexico-related topics that need time in Mexico to do field work or consultation at a university or research center. The student grants are funded by the “Carlos and Malu Alvarez International Study Fund.” The fund pays for student travel to Mexico, food and lodging, local travel, and supplies/materials needed to complete the project (i.e. data sets for quantitative analysis, transcribers/recorders for fieldwork, etc.)

To encourage teams of faculty and student researchers, the Mexico Center supplements the student grant with funds for faculty members working with students on the projects (one faculty member per project). The funds from the Mexico Center for the faculty member supervising the project will pay for faculty travel to Mexico, food and lodging, and supplies/materials needed to complete the project. The grant cannot support faculty research alone. Funding is contingent upon travel approval by the UTSA International Oversight Committee.


  • Current UTSA faculty members and currently enrolled students in any department or discipline.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Previous recipients of the Mexico Center fellowship are eligible to apply.

The Mexico Center requests copies of the finished work, a financial report of expenses, and a presentation of the research project at a UTSA Mexico Center Brown Bag lecture.


Fall 2017-2018 applications have now closed. Applications for the Fall 2018-2019 cycle open.