The ConTex office was established by the University of Texas System to support a program of cooperation with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). This new program will expand current collaborations with CONACYT and many other first-rate academic institutions in Mexico.
ConTex will be a model of international collaboration connecting Texas with one of the most important trade partners of the United States. It will support bilateral efforts to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico.
For more information, visit http://contex.utsystem.edu.
Below is a summary of ConTex’s current funding opportunities.
Please visit their site for further information: http://contex.utsystem.edu/funding.
Doctoral Fellowships – 30 new students per year from Mexico to Texas.
Funding available for students admitted to Ph.D. programs beginning fall 2017. Fellowship covers tuition and fees, monthly stipend and health insurance costs for up to five years. Prospective students must apply to UT System Ph.D. program, CONACYT, and ConTex in order to qualify for the fellowship.
Deadline: February 15, 2017
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Postdoctoral Fellows – 10 per year selected from either country.
Postdoctoral scholars seeking to pursue research at Mexican or UT System institutions will receive annual salary & health insurance for up to a 12-month period. Fellowships are open to all areas of study. High priority areas may be defined in the call. Annual call for applications announced in November 2016 with a deadline of March 2017. Selected applicants will be notified in June 2017.
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Collaborative Research Grants – $1 million annual competition
Call for proposals was announced November 2016. Awards of up to $150,000 will be provided for a maximum of 24 months. Proposed projects must be co-directed by a Principal Investigator from a UT System institution and a Principal Investigator from a CONACYT-affiliated Mexican academic institution.
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Faculty Fellows – Up to 9 per year from each country
Two calls for fellowship applications will be announced annually. Fellowships provide support for Mexican and UT System faculty pursuing research and cross border collaborations. Selected fellows will receive a monthly stipend and health insurance for a period of up to six months.
Call for proposals will be launched in first quarter of 2017.
Visiting Graduate Research Training – 10 per year selected from either country
Funding supports short-term visits for Mexican and UT System master’s and Ph.D. students to engage in research experiences for six to twelve months. Selected students will receive a stipend and health insurance support.Call for proposals will be launched in first quarter of 2017.
ConTex Advisory Committee:
Bernard Arulanandam, Professor and Interim Vice President for Research, University of Texas at San Antonio
Janet Ellzey, Professor and Vice Provost for International Programs, University of Texas at Austin
Bruce E. Gnade, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Vice President for Research, University of Texas at Dallas
Roberto Osegueda, Vice President for Research, University of Texas at El Paso, ConTex Office
René Zenteno, Executive Director and Vice Provost for International Initiatives, University of Texas at San Antonio
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CONACYT is a decentralized public agency of Mexico’s federal government in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters, and granting scholarships for graduate studies. It is the equivalent of the National Science Foundation in the United States.
CONACYT oversees 27 highly specialized public research centers located in several regions of Mexico. These research centers are grouped into three major subsystems: Natural and Exact Sciences (10 centers); Social Sciences and Humanities (8 centers); Technology Development and Services (8 centers); and one specialized in Financing graduate studies. These research centers offer 34 doctoral degrees and 61 master programs.
CONACYT grants around 52,000 scholarships to graduate students in Mexico and 6,000 for Mexicans to pursue graduate studies in foreign countries. Likewise, CONACYT provides funding for postdoctoral positions and sabbatical leaves.