Application Process

*The application window for the Summer 2023 program has closed. The program will be offered again in the Summers of 2024 and 2025. The call for applications for the Summer 2024 program will be announced here in November 2023. 

Our Summer 2023 Program will be held in El Paso/Las Cruces, May 28-July 22, 2023, preceded by one week of online meetings and workshops, starting May 22, 2023).

  • Applicants must still be undergraduates when participating in the program.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Major in social science field, related area or interdisciplinary program
  • Applicants must be a US citizen, US national of Legal Permanent Resident
  • Further details will be provided at the time of announcement of the call for new applicants.

What Students Get

  • $5000 basic stipend
  • for those students traveling from outside the region: return airfare and campus accommodation at NMSU or UTEP
  • local transport and meals stipend of $1300
  • books stipend of $200
  • support for conference participation to present findings (up to $400)
  • Training in the study of immigration and border communities, though presentations, workshops on research methods, field trips and collaborative community-based research projects
  • Mentorship in completing a research projects, presenting and/or publishing results in academic venues, and guidance on applying to graduate school and/or careers in social science fields