Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

We offer the following postdoctoral opportunities to Latino Studies scholars through the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Latino Research Institute. 


Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mexican American Studies. Supported by the Office of the President, this postdoctoral fellowship was established in memory of Professor Carlos Eduardo Castañeda (1896–1958), a UT Austin alumnus, librarian, and faculty member who was instrumental in the creation of the renown LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection.

We encourage those in the early stages of their academic career and who have need of the archival materials at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection to apply for this fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the three years prior to the beginning of the fellowship year (Conferral January 2018 – December 2020). Current UT Austin faculty members and recent UT Austin doctoral recipients are not eligible.

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Latino Research Institute Fellowship Program

The Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin provides fellowships in support of its mission to build a community of engaged scholars who produce interdisciplinary research that informs policy and actions to improve the well-being of Mexican Americans and Latina/o communities.

We welcome applications from faculty, scholars, public intellectuals, and professional researchers in all disciplines at more advanced stages of their careers with projects that align with the intellectual orientation of the Latino Research Institute. We encourage applicants to include intersectionality, integrate diverse disciplines, and ask how their research will advance knowledge that sustains healthy and productive environments and promotes social justice for Mexican American and Latina/o communities.

The Institute supports up to three Research Fellows each year, including one Distinguished Research Fellow.

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