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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-García Robles Mexico-U.S. Border Scholar Travel Award

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

The Border designation of this award refers to geography as well as focus. The goal of the Fulbright Border Scholar Travel Award is to enhance linkages and collaborative work between U.S. and Mexican institutions and scholars in the border regions. Grantees maintain their U.S. residence and travel into Mexico periodically to engage in research, teaching, or both. At least eight workdays per month should be spent in Mexico. While the primary focus of this grant is research, grantees may also teach university courses in their discipline as it pertains to U.S.-Mexico border relations.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Three to nine months

Full academic-year grants are preferred. Nine-month grants start in August or September 2022. One-semester grants must correspond to the host institution's academic calendar. 

Locations Text

(1) Applicants must be employed at a U.S. university or research facility located in a U.S.– Mexico border state. Eligible states are California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

(2) Applicants must secure an affiliation with a Mexican university or research institution in a U.S.–Mexico Border state, with the exception of Tamaulipas. Eligible states are Baja California Norte, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila (Saltillo is the ONLY city eligible in Coahuila), and Nuevo Leon.

(3) Applications or affiliations located in areas where there is a level 4 U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory in effect will NOT be considered. See the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories webpage for further information.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

All disciplines will be considered with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry. The fields of interest are non-exhaustive and applications from all disciplines are accepted. 

COMEXUS is particularly interested in projects focused on STEM fields, public policy, and health initiatives, but also has a long history of supporting projects in the arts that further dialogue and contact between the arts communities of Mexico and the United States. All humanities and social sciences are also welcome.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.


Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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