WELCOME

Welcome to our website. We’re so happy you’ve taken an interest in ConTex and would be honored to work with you toward your research and educational goals.

The agreement between UT System and CONACYT to launch ConTex was signed in 2015 and started an exciting partnership we hope will last for years to come.

Our vision is simple: we foresee our two countries collaborating through training, research and scientific discovery to develop solutions to some of our most pressing concerns. Never in our history have the United States and Mexico had more to gain through deepening and increasing the relationships and connections between our societies. ConTex will soon be a critical hub of connectivity between Texas and Mexico, and we look forward to building both our binational scholarly community and our joint future together with you.        

ConTex has five signature programs: doctoral fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, collaborative research grants, faculty fellowships and visiting graduate student research experiences.

We hope you’ll find our programs to be beneficial to you. If you have any questions, visit our Funding page or contact us.

Muchas gracias y saludos afectuosos,

René Zenteno

Executive Director, ConTex


overview

ConTex is a joint initiative of the University of Texas System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). Established in 2016, ConTex supports bilateral efforts to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico. ConTex represents a long-term commitment to expand cross-border partnerships and create opportunities to share knowledge relevant to issues of common interest to the United States and Mexico.

ConTex gives researchers the opportunity to make new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, offers students a chance to use their knowledge and skills in a real-world environment, and offer outstanding preparation for entering the global workforce.


Contex Goals

GOAL ONE

Expand access to UT System Institutions for highly qualified Mexican students and researchers.

GOAL TWO

Impact the Texas economy by developing high-impact, bi-national research in targeted fields.

GOAL THREE

Enhance cooperation between Texas and Mexico and promote a better understanding between the two countries.