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U.S. Studies Chair
Application deadline: September 15, 2021
Award that allows scholars with at least three years of university teaching experience to offer up to two courses at a Mexican university in a U.S. Studies related subject. Courses will be conducted in English. Spanish is not required for this program. Recommended candidates will be interviewed in English.
Applications are sought in social sciences, including but not limited to U.S. History, U.S. Geography, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. Electoral Process, U.S. National Security Policy, and U.S. Economy.
Proposals must include an outline of a suggested course to be negotiated with the host university at a later point.
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.
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. For more information on the please visit the web site http://internacionales.itam.mx/
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. For more information on the please visit the web site https://www.uv.mx/eee/pean/
U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP):
U.S. Studies Chair at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. The UDLAP is private and non-profit organization, nationally and internationally acknowledged not only for its academic quality and prestige but also for its unique campus and its modern facilities. UDLAP offers a wide variety of academic programs at undergraduate and graduate level through five academic units called Schools (Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Business and Economics) where the participants of the US. Studies Chair can easily find a field of knowledge compatible to their research. UDLAP highly values the participation of visiting faculty in research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses, where different points of view, culture and background are shared towards a global understanding.
UDLAP is interested in any topic related to the United States and/or its relationship with Mexico.
Eligibility & Requirements
• PhD or other terminal degree (such as MFA, JD or MD) required.
• This award is open to scholars with at least three years of university teaching experience.
• Candidates living, working or studying in Mexico are not eligible to apply.
• Candidates must have U.S. citizenship. Dual citizens are welcome to apply.
• Candidates with a permanent resident card in Mexico are not eligible 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 may list a university of preference, but SHOULD NOT seek a letter of affiliation from the host university.
• Only disciplines requested by universities eligible to apply
To apply for this award, please submit your application here:
U.S. Studies Chair, award #12447-MX US Scholars_Fulbright_US Studies
For further information please contact email@example.com.
• Fixed award of $20,000 USD ($4,000 USD per month) to cover all expenses
• One time relocation award of $1,000 USD in first installment
• One roundtrip international airfare U.S. – Mexico only, up to $1,000 USD
• No dependent allowance included
• No donated materials included
• Airfare to attend Welcome Orientation or Midyear reunion at local rates
• $1,000 USD held against Final installment pending completion of grant obligations
Scholars are also encouraged to contact the universities directly to discuss areas of interests:
Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG):
Mtro. Miguel Ángel Sigala Gómez 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
Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)
Juan Carlos Ley García at email@example.com
1. Do I need to speak Spanish fluently to be awarded this grant?
• Candidates will be interviewed in Spanish. Successful grantees will have a level of Spanish sufficient to carry out tasks proposed in the grant proposal.
2. UAre U.S. citizens who live or work in Mexico eligible to apply for the Fulbright-García Robles grant?
• No. U.S. citizens can live or work anywhere 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 partial or full salary 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?
• There 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. Fulbright policies do not allow 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 the host institution, COMEXUS and ECA, and is dependent on funding availability.
Application deadline: September 15, 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Zoom or videoconference.
Final results announced in March 2022.
Start dates of awards correspond with the university's calendar. All grants one semester.
All grants are a minimum of three months and a maximum of nine months.
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