Application Process

We are currently not accepting applications for this program. We will announce a new call for applications in November 2022 for the next program, which 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