Application Process

Our Summer 2024 Program will be held in El Paso/Las Cruces May 27-July 20, 2024, preceded by one week of online meetings and workshops, starting May 20, 2024). The window for applications is now open and will close on February 15, 2024. Please note that there will also be a program held in Summer 2025. 

  • 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, or Legal Permanent Resident.

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 through presentations, workshops on research methods, field trips, and collaborative community-based research projects
  • Mentorship in completing a research project, presenting and/or publishing results in academic venues, and guidance on applying to graduate school and/or careers in social science fields