ConTex congratulates 2018 postdoctoral award recipients

ConTex announced the 2018 postdoctoral award recipients earlier this week. Congratulations to all recipients! Click here for a downloadable list. 

Roberto Cárdenas Zúñiga

Health

MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Abdiel Keni Cota Ruiz

Environmental Sciences

UT El Paso

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Clara Luisa Domínguez Delgado

Health & Technology

UT Austin

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Yolanda Guadalupe García Huante

Biology

UT Austin

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José Francisco Herbert Acero

Energy

UT San Antonio & UT Dallas

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Heber Hernández Arriaga

Technology Development

UT Dallas

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Karla Selene Morán Santibáñez

Health

UT El Paso

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Silvia Fernanda Psihas Olmedo

Physics

UT Arlington

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Irwing Moisés Ramírez Sánchez

Engineering

UT Austin

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Carlos Alberto Rivera García

Government

UT Austin

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Susana Alejandra Torres Hurtado

Bioengineering

UT Austin

ConTex team meets with CONACYT leadership / Equipo de ConTex se reúne con altos directivos del CONACYT

CONACYT recently hosted an introductory meeting for ConTex Executive Director Dr. Guadalupe Carmona and Program Director Paloma Perry in Mexico City.

 Guadalupe Carmona, Ph.D., Executive Director

Guadalupe Carmona, Ph.D., Executive Director

Carmona and Perry were named to their positions on the ConTex leadership team and the meeting ensured a smooth transition for the partners in research.  One of the meeting’s highlights was the confirmed support from CONACYT on this collaboration with the UT System to continue funding ConTex.

 Paloma Perry, Director of Programs

Paloma Perry, Director of Programs

“ConTex is one of the most important international initiatives of this administration that will provide a legacy for many years to come,” said Jesús Arturo Borja Tamayo, CONACYT International Cooperation Director.

In attendance were Borja and Carmona, Perry, Marcela Cruz Caballero, Samuel Manterola, Veronica Barrientos, Diana Ninoshka Castillo Morales, Pablo Rojo, Alejandro Uribe and René Zenteno, who recently stepped down from his role as ConTex Executive Director.

ConTex was established by the UT System and CONACYT in 2016 in a groundbreaking agreement that provides funding for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships as well as for collaborative research grants in an effort to increase binational cooperation between Texas and Mexico.

In its first cohort, ConTex is funding 25 doctoral fellows, 10 postdoctoral fellows and nine collaborative research grants.

ConTex is currently accepting proposals for its 2018 cohort and Perry will soon be traveling to Mexico to recruit and meet with prospective applicants.

For more information on ConTex, email contex@utsa.edu with any questions.

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CONACYT recientemente organizó una reunión introductoria para la directora ejecutiva de ConTex, la Dra. Guadalupe Carmona, y la directora de programas, Paloma Perry, en la Ciudad de México.

Carmona y Perry fueron ratificadas en sus nuevos puestos de liderazgo de ConTex, asegurando una transición continua para con sus colaboradores de investigación. Dentro de los temas más importantes que se abordaron, CONACYT confirmó su compromiso con el Sistema de la Universidad de Texas para el financiamiento en conjunto de ConTex.

"ConTex es una de las iniciativas internacionales más importantes de esta administración y proporcionará un legado durante muchos años", dijo Jesús Arturo Borja Tamayo, director de cooperación internacional del CONACYT.

En asistencia estuvieron Borja y Carmona, junto con Perry, Marcela Cruz Caballero, Samuel Manterola, Verónica Barrientos, Diana Ninoshka Castillo Morales, Pablo Rojo, Alejandro Uribe y René Zenteno, quien con anterioridad fungió como director ejecutivo de ConTex.

ConTex fue establecido por el Sistema de la Universidad de Texas y CONACYT en 2016 en un acuerdo que proporciona fondos para becas de doctorado y posdoctorado, así como para becas de investigación colaborativa en un esfuerzo por aumentar la cooperación binacional entre Texas y México.

En su primer año, ConTex está financiando a 25 becarios doctorales, 10 becarios posdoctorales y nueve becas de investigación colaborativa.

ConTex está aceptando propuestas para la Generación 2018 y Perry pronto viajará a México para reclutar y reunirse con posibles candidatos.

Para obtener más información sobre ConTex, envíe un correo electrónico a contex@utsa.edu.

ConTex announces UT System and CONACYT recipients of first binational research awards, postdoctoral fellowships, and doctoral fellowships

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AUSTIN – After receiving 250 submissions and applications in the first ever call for proposals, ConTex is pleased to announce the first recipients of funding through its research and education programs. ConTex, which is housed at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was created to foster collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico through training, research and scientific discovery. As a joint initiative between UT System institutions and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), ConTex supports bilateral efforts to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico.

The awards include funding for 9 collaborative research grants, 11 postdoctoral fellowships and more than 20 doctoral fellowships for Mexican Ph.D. students in the UT System and total more than $2 million. Researchers and students from across multiple disciplines and institutions were chosen to be part of ConTex’s first cohort of award recipients. ConTex exists as a long-term commitment to expand cross-border partnerships and to create opportunities to share knowledge relevant to issues of common interest to the United States and Mexico.

“Since its creation last fall, the staff at ConTex has worked hard to attract some of the best researchers in Texas and Mexico to participate in our programs,” said Dr. René M. Zenteno, Executive Director of ConTex. “We are thrilled about the exciting research that will be completed through this funding. Through these projects, the relationship between UT System and CONACYT will continue to grow and both of our countries will benefit.  We only wish we had more resources to support all of the worthwhile proposals that were submitted.”

Researchers and Ph.D. students from the following institutions were selected:

UT Arlington                                                    CINVESTAV

UT Austin                                                         UNAM

UT Dallas                                                         INSP    

UT El Paso                                                       Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

UT Medical Branch                                         Universidad Veracruzana

UT Rio Grande Valley                                     UANL

UT San Antonio                                               Universidad de Guanajuato

UT MD Anderson                                            ITESO

COLMEX                                                          Universidad La Salle

Universidad de Sonora                                    ITESM

UACdJ                                                              El Colegio de Michoacán

Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora                     Universidad de Monterrey

UAM                                                                COLEF

Instituto Tecnológico de Saltillo                     CIESAS

For more information on individual research projects, contact the ConTex office at 210-458-7240 or via email at contex@utsa.edu.

 

ConTex hosts Roundtable between UT System and CONACYT

Representatives from 14 UT System institutions and 26 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) research centers in Mexico will come together on May 4 and 5 in a groundbreaking meeting hosted by ConTex, the UT System center for collaboration with Mexico.

The meeting comes during the first year of an agreement between CONACYT and the UT System that provides funding for graduate education and research programs. ConTex, which is housed at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was created to foster collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico through training, research and scientific discovery. The meeting will be held at the UTSA campus on May 4 and 5.

Click here for the event's full agenda.