Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Faculty Research Fellowships

Closes: December 4, 2017
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The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) sponsors a Faculty Research Fellowship competition pursuant to its research mission on the history, society and culture of Mexican Americans and/or other Latinos. Two fellowship awards will be given for either the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semester.


The objective of a CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship is the advancement of a major research project in the fields of Mexican American and Latinx Studies. This one-semester award replaces faculty salary up to, but not exceeding, $50,000.


All UT Austin tenure-line faculty with official appointments as CMAS Faculty Affiliates who have been at UT Austin for at least one full academic year at time of application are eligible to apply. Preference in consideration will be given to CMAS Faculty Affiliates at the rank of Associate Professor, although all ranks are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

Any CMAS Faculty Affiliate interested in applying should discuss the terms of the award with her or his department chair. An applicant's departmental chair must agree in writing to the terms of the one-semester leave, including releasing the faculty member from teaching duties during the award period. In some cases, prior approval of the academic dean will be necessary, especially from faculty outside of the College of Liberal Arts. A Faculty Request for Leave with a copy of final approval must be submitted as part of the application. CMAS does not have the resources to buy out faculty teaching; hence, the need to obtain approval in advance is required.

Faculty must submit the CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship Application and required attachments/materials by the application deadline to

Additional Requirements

All fellows are required to present their funded research as part of the CMAS Plática Series during the academic year following the award period. Fellows are also required to acknowledge CMAS funding in any publications that arise from the research supported by this award.

Method of Payment

CMAS Faculty Research Fellowships are salary awards paid through the Payroll Office. These awards are subject to all of the deductions as required by state and federal law and other such deductions as you may authorize. CMAS will account for these deductions in calculating award amounts.

Questions regarding the CMAS Faculty Research Fellowship may be directed to Dr. John Morán González, Director of CMAS, at 512-471-5351 or

Please contact Alberto Gonzalez (512-475-6973 or concerning payments schedules.


** December 4, 2017 **

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