UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Friday, January 24, 2020 9:09 AM

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) are pleased to announce a joint program to support postdoctoral researchers at the University of California or at Mexican institutions of higher education or research. This postdoctoral research fellowship is for Mexican doctoral degree holders at University of California ​campuses and for UC doctoral degree holders at Mexican Institutions.

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 doctorate. In addition, the program seeks to support existing or developing binational academic networks by enhancing collaborative research projects between UC and Mexican faculty and institutions through the innovative involvement and training of new researchers.

February 24, 2020.

$50,760 to $61,308 depending on experience and qualifications.


  • The applicant must earn their doctoral degree by May 1, 2020. 

  • UC PhDs may apply only for residencies at Mexican research institutions and must be hosted by a Mexican faculty member or researcher who holds a full-time academic/research appointment in a Mexican institution of higher education and/or research. 

  • Applications are particularly sought for residencies at Mexico’s state universities, research institutes or centers located outside of Mexico City that are registered in the National Register of Institutions and Scientific and Technological Institutes (RENIECYT).

For more details, see here.