9 Fellowships in Mexico for Professionals and Students

Nov 16, 2021 • Views -

If you have always wanted to live and work in Mexico, here is your chance! There are programs for journalists, writers, filmmakers, researchers in the humanities and STEM fields, and more. There are opportunities for everyone from current students, recent graduates, and postdocs, to senior professionals. If one of these sounds like a great fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

Boehm Media Fellowship

The Boehm Media Fellowships provide journalists, storytellers, authors, bloggers, writers, editors, filmmakers, and other media experts at the helm of social innovation with a major focus on poverty alleviation the opportunity to participate as Delegates to the Opportunity Collaboration. This fellowship aims to grow networking opportunities for fellows, enrich knowledge and skills, encourage innovation and create social impact through media. The fellowship includes a 5-night stay in Ixtapa, Mexico, a $3,200 tuition scholarship, and all meals; financial need is the primary consideration for the fellowship.

CAORC/NEH Senior Scholar Fellowship

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)/National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for U.S. postdoctoral scholars and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Scholars must carry out research in a country that hosts a participating American overseas research center: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cyprus, Georgia, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, Sri Lanka, or Tunisia. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of 4 months.

Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies

The intent of this award is to enhance collaboration among a community of scholars working on issues of relevance to the special trilateral relationship among the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Projects across a broad range of disciplines are welcome. Proposals should reflect topics that would benefit from a trilateral perspective and clearly demonstrate a need to spend time in both Mexico and Canada. Grantees may teach, engage in collaborative research or combine both activities. Grants are from 4 months to an academic year, and time should be distributed equally between Canada and Mexico. Ph.D. (or other terminal degrees) required.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place recent college graduates and young professionals from the U.S. in classrooms abroad for up to 1 year to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teaches the English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students vary by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for English Teaching Assistant Programs can apply to only one country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.

Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellowships

The science-policy fellowship program helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil, and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. Fellows who have completed an MA, MS, or MPH degree or who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program will receive an annual stipend of $45,000. Fellows who have completed a Ph.D., ScD, MD, or DVM will receive an annual stipend of $55,000. Stipends will be paid directly to the fellow in monthly disbursements.

Kirchner Food Fellowship

The Kirchner Food Fellowship is an opportunity for student leaders to be engaged in investment decisions on agriculture-oriented businesses with ground-breaking solutions for global food security. Fellows receive mentoring from networks of investors and engage in a series of face-to-face and online educational experiences using learning paradigms that expose them to practical, real-world issues of seed-stage and early-stage investment. Fellows received a small scholarship to travel to a region of the world vulnerable to food shortages in search of solutions that might be expanded globally through a commercial enterprise. The program will cover travel and accommodation costs for the face-to-face meetings throughout the year and provide the capital necessary for investment. Candidates must be enrolled in a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteers work abroad for a period of 24 months after 3 months of training. Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, hunger, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 75 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. PCVs receive a living allowance, free travel, and transition reward after completing 27 months of service. Peace Corps is open to U.S. citizens age 18 and older who are curious about the world and committed to helping others. Check the website for deadlines by opportunity.

Swann Foundation Fellowships

The Swann Foundation seeks to award one fellowship annually (with a stipend of up to $15,000) to assist the fellow in his/her ongoing scholarly research and writing projects in the field of caricature and cartoon. To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in an accredited graduate program in a university in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico, or be engaged in postgraduate research within 3 years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D. Individuals who are not U.S. residents but who otherwise meet the above academic qualifications may also apply and be considered for a fellowship, contingent upon the applicant’s visa eligibility.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The primary objective of this program is to advance academic scholarship by emerging Mexican researchers and UC scientists and scholars in the early stages of their careers, after obtaining their Ph.D. In addition, the program seeks to support existing or developing binational academic networks by enhancing collaborative research projects in the humanities, sciences, engineering, and computer science. The exchange program is 1 year in duration and sends U.S. scholars to research with Mexican institutions and Mexican scholars to a UC campus of their choosing. A stipend of at least $46,667 is included.

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