The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE) are pleased to announce a joint program to support short-term stays for graduate student research and training.

The purpose of the short-term stays will be to accomplish specific laboratory, library or field research or to undertake specialized training. Graduate applicants will be considered who will be actively engaged in scholarly or scientific activities at the host UC campus or CICESE, with an emphasis on using the stay to advance their own academic development and professional training.

UC applicants must be enrolled currently in a master’s or doctoral level program at the University of California. CICESE applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral level program at CICESE. All applicants must have been continuously enrolled in their graduate program for at least one year by the time the proposed stay begins and be considered in good standing within their program. This program is directed ideally to students who have advanced to candidacy or completed their required coursework.

CICESE graduate students may apply only for residencies at a UC campus and must be hosted by eligible UC faculty or researchers. UC graduate students may apply only for residencies at CICESE and must be hosted by a faculty member or researcher who holds a full-time academic/research appointment in CICESE.

All applicants must provide an invitation from the host institution to undertake a residency, as well as a project plan that has been approved by their home institution’s advisor and host.

To be considered, proposals must be received by Friday, March 31, 2016, no later than 5:00 pm (for stays initiated no later than October 31, 2016). For additional information about this program, please see UC MEXUS-CICESE website.