The rich, dynamic relationship between the United States and Mexico offers a plethora of opportunities for scholars interested in conducting research or teaching at the university level on issues of relevance for both countries. The U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) promotes the development of networks of individuals and institutions that stimulate research and teaching on important themes related to the binational agenda.
COMEXUS (the Fulbright commission in Mexico) is particularly interested in projects addressing issues of relevance to U.S.-Mexican relations, including culture, economic integration, society and politics, migration, trade policy, ecological issues, human rights, education, public health, border issues. While COMEXUS is currently particularly focused on research and teaching projects related to the STEM fields, they also have a long history of supporting projects in the arts (both performance and fine arts) that further dialogue and contact between U.S. and Mexican arts communities.
Fulbright-García Robles awards are open to candidates in every discipline and at any academic or professional rank. COMEXUS encourages those applicants looking for postdoctoral research stays in Mexico.
Typically, academic semesters begin in August or September and/or January or February. Grant periods from three to nine months are accepted; nine-month academic year grants are preferred. All grants are to be completed by the end of June.
Grantees and accompanying dependents must obtain a visa authorization prior to entering Mexico, which is arranged by COMEXUS. Grantees with dual U.S. and Mexican nationality are eligible to apply and are required by Mexican law to enter Mexico on a Mexican passport. However, due to Mexican immigration regulations, U.S. citizens with permanent residency or a current work visa are not eligible to apply.
For more information on program details, contact Jackal Tanelorn or visit the COMEXUS website.
The Fulbright commission in Mexico follows the recommendations of both the Mexican government and the U.S. Embassy when placing U.S. Fulbright grantees in Mexico. Placement may be restricted in certain states or areas of Mexico, dependent on these recommendations. Please consult the detailed U.S. State Dept. Travel Warning for information about your prospective location. Projects in level 4 travel advisory areas will not be considered.
Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.