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Faculty Research Seed Grant

The Center for Mexican American Studies, as part of its Higher Education Mission, offers its Research Seed Grant in support of scholarship on Mexican Americans and Latinos. CMAS considers scholarly activities to be policy-relevant if they address policy as a complex set of social practices and projects that involve the cultural, contextual and political dimension of issues that affect Latinos. These can include activities that inform and influence public debates on policy issues, policy formation, and the implementation process, but they do not privilege official governing bodies or traditional approaches to addressing the social problems affecting Latinos.

Award Winners


Collaborative/ Interdisciplinary Grant:
“Engaging and maintaining Latinos in Need of Mental Health Services”
Dr. Luis Torres and Dr. Robin Gearing (Social Work)
Individual Grants:
“In the Midst of Radicalism: Mexican American Liberals and the Quest for Educational Equality during the Chicano Movement, 1968-1978”
Dr. Guadalupe San-Miguel (History)
“The First Century of Latinos in American Politics”: 1810- 1910”
Dr. Raul Ramos (History)
“Back to Mexico Movements During the 19th Century”
Dr. Jose Angel Hernandez (History)


The Center is particularly interested in policy-relevant, multidisciplinary research; however, other discipline related scholarship will also be supported (i.e. activities in the humanities, performing and creative arts). Faculty members across the UH campus are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: April 1st, 2018.

Eligibility: The CMAS grant competition is open to all full-time research, tenured and tenure-track faculty at UH whose work focuses on Mexican Americans and Latinos. Junior faculty is encouraged to apply. Faculty members may apply for one type of grant (individual or collaborative). Examples of support for scholarly activities include proposal development (for external funding), transcription, travel, and publication (including journal articles, book prospectus).

Awards: up to 6 awards (each up to $3,500).

To Apply, please submit the form below to Christine Cortez, 

Application Form

For more information regarding our Faculty Grants please contact, Dr. Pamela Quiroz (