Volume 7 | September 2019
Summer Updates
Collaborative Research Grants

What is the ConTex Collaborative Research Grants Program?

ConTex Collaborative Research Grants aim to provide seed funding for internationally competitive and innovative collaborations between researchers from The University of Texas (UT) System and Mexican research centers and institutions of higher education. Each project must include at least one Principal Investigator from the UT System and one from Mexico. Research must contribute to the economic development and welfare of Mexico and Texas. ConTex awards grants of up to $100,000 USD for twelve months to projects that show potential to leverage additional extramural funding to foster permanent ties between the UT System and Mexican institutions.

How are awardees selected?

Following submission, ConTex conducts an administrative and academic review and ranking of proposals. Each project is evaluated and rated by faculty members and/or researchers from Mexico and the United States with expertise in the relevant topics.
 
Proposals are assessed according to the following main criteria for intellectual merit and impact:
  • Quality of proposal
  • Experience and expertise of each Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Balance and efficiency of proposed budget
  • Potential impact of research on the economic development and welfare of Texas and Mexico

Becas de Investigación Colaborativa

¿Qué es el Programa de Becas de Investigación Colaborativa?
 
Las Becas de Investigación Colaborativa de ConTex proveen de financiamiento inicial básico a propuestas internacionalmente competitivas e innovadoras de colaboración entre investigadores del Sistema de la Universidad de Texas (UT) e investigadores de instituciones de educación superior o centros de investigación de México. Cada propuesta debe incluir al menos a un investigador principal del Sistema de UT y a uno de México. Los proyectos de investigación deben contribuir al desarrollo y bienestar de México y Texas. ConTex otorga becas de hasta $100,000 USD por doce meses a proyectos que demuestren potencial para recabar fondos adicionales que contribuyan a solidificar la relación de largo plazo entre las instituciones del Sistema de UT e instituciones mexicanas.
 
¿Cómo es el Proceso de Selección?
 
Una vez recibidas las propuestas, ConTex lleva a cabo una revisión administrativa y académica de los proyectos. Cada propuesta es evaluada y calificada por profesores y/o investigadores de México y Estados Unidos expertos en los temas relevantes.
 
Los proyectos se evalúan de acuerdo con los siguientes criterios:
  • Calidad de la propuesta
  • Experiencia y conocimiento de los Investigadores Principales
  • Balance y eficiencia del presupuesto que se propone
  • Potencial de la investigación para contribuir al desarrollo económico y el bienestar de Texas y México

2019 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2019 Collaborative Research Grants!

¡Felicidades a los Ganadores de las Becas de Investigación Colaborativa 2019!

Mayra Alvarez Lemus , Rosendo López González, Dora María Frías Márquez (Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco)

Hugh Daigle , David DiCarlo, Keith Johnston, Wen Song (The University of Texas at Austin)


CO2 Foams Stabilized Only with Surface-modified Silica Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Jorge Tiburcio Báez (CINVESTAV- IPN)

Jonathan Sessler (The University of Texas at Austin)
Mechanically Interlocked Molecules Applied to the Destruction of Groundwater Pollutants

Valentina Glockner Fagetti , Gabriela García Figueroa, Nohora Constanza Niño Vega (El Colegio de Sonora)

Rebecca Torres (The University of Texas at Austin)

Geographies of Displacement: Mexican Migrant/Refugee Children and Youth in the Sonora-Arizona Borderlands

Miguel Méndez Rojas (Universidad de las Américas Puebla)

Kenneth Balkus Jr. (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Metal-organic Frameworks Coated on Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Arturo Mora Olivo (Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas)

Andrew McDonald (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Cooperative Database on Biodiversity in the Endangered and Cross-border Tamaulipan Biotic Province

Yolanda López Cruz , Manuel G. Alonso, Maria E. Pérez, Pastor Matadamas Ortiz , Salvador Belmonte Jiménez (CIIDIR- IPN)

Navid Saleh , Peter Ward, Desmond Lawler (The University of Texas at Austin)


Engineering Nano-enabled Water Treatment Solutions for Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico and Colonias in Texas

Hatice Asuman Oktac (CINVESTAV-IPN)

Hamide Dogan (The University of Texas at El Paso)

Transitional Points in Constructing Linear Algebra Concepts
Sergio Sánchez Peña (Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro)

Lawrence Gilbert , Robert Plowes (The University of Texas at Austin)

Developing Biocontrol Strategies to Combat an Invasive Cactus-feeding Moth

Victoria Pando Robles (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública)

Patricia Aguilar (The University of Texas Medical Branch)
Transmission Dynamics of Mayaro Virus in Urban and Peridomestic Mosquitoes

Daniel Hernández Hernández (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas)

Mihai Sîrbu (The University of Texas at Austin)

Topics in Modelling and Analysis of Zero-sum Games Without Isaacs Conditions
Helmut Maske (CICESE)

Zhanfei Liu (The University of Texas at Austin)
Flocculation of Riverine Organic Matter When Mixed with Seawater: The Chemical Characteristics of Flocculants, their Aerobic Respiration and Potential Contribution to Coastal Hypoxia
Aaron Martin (IPICYT)

Majie Fan (The University of Texas at Arlington)
Rise of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico, and its Impact on the North American Monsoon
Ligia Pérez Cruz , Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Sean Gulick , Timothy Meckel, Gail L. Christeson (The University of Texas at Austin)

3D Imaging of Drill Sites within the Chicxulub Impact Crater: Seeking New Insights into the Impact Hydrothermal System and Recovery of Life
Dante Benito Castro Solano (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro)

Teja Guda (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Promoting Technology Entrepreneurship in Mexico Through Social Networking Skills Training
Lucía Caudillo Ortega (Universidad de Guanajuato)

Tracie Harrison (The University of Texas at Austin)

Disabilities in the Elder Population of Central Mexico
Doctoral Fellowships

What is the ConTex Doctoral Fellowship Program?

ConTex is a joint initiative of the University of Texas System and Mexico’s CONACYT. Established in 2016, ConTex supports bilateral efforts to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico. ConTex-CONACYT doctoral fellowships give aspiring researchers the opportunity to make new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs while working with world-class faculty. Students from Mexico receive financial support to attend any of the fourteen University of Texas System institutions to study with top researchers while preparing for entry into a global workforce. Fellows receive funding for up to 5 years of doctoral study. Support includes tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

Registration for our 2020 Doctoral Fellowship Program is open now!
Becas de Doctorado

 ¿Qué es el Programa de Becas de Doctorado de ConTex?
 
ConTex es una iniciativa conjunta del Sistema de la Universidad de Texas y CONACYT. Desde 2016, ConTex apoya esfuerzos bilaterales para fortalecer la cooperación académica y de investigación entre Texas y México. Las becas doctorales ConTex-CONACYT brindan a estudiantes mexicanos interesados en hacer investigación la posibilidad de trabajar con profesores de renombre mundial en la búsqueda de nuevos descubrimientos y avances científicos. Los estudiantes reciben apoyo financiero para asistir a cualquiera de las catorce instituciones del Sistema de la Universidad de Texas y estudiar con investigadores de alto nivel que les ayudan a prepararse para ingresar a una fuerza laboral global. Los becarios reciben financiamiento hasta por cinco años. El apoyo financiero incluye el pago de colegiatura y cuotas, apoyo mensual para manutención y seguro de gastos médicos.
 
¡El registro para nuestro Programa de Becas de Doctorado 2020 está abierto!
2019 Doctoral Fellows

Congratulations to our 2019 Doctoral Fellows!

¡Felicidades a Nuestros Becarios de Doctorado 2019!
Leslie Alejandra Bernal López
Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso


Luis Carlos Caro Delgado
Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Karen Paola Cortés Guzmán
Chemistry
The University of Texas at Dallas


Alfredo Dagda Torres
Environmental Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso


Sonia Ivette Hernández Frausto
Teaching, Learning and Culture
The University of Texas at El Paso


Andrei Alfredo Hernández Robles
Physics
The University of Texas at San Antonio


Liliana Lozada Medellín
Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso


Pablo Gerónimo Martínez Coronado
Borderlands History
The University of Texas at El Paso


Leonel Medina Varela
Physics
The University of Texas at Dallas


José Raúl Montes Bojórquez
Physics
The University of Texas at San Antonio


Sergio Montufar Chávez
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at San Antonio


Luciano Pérez Medina
Chemistry
The University of Texas at Dallas


Romelia Rodríguez Reyes
Teaching, Learning and Culture
The University of Texas at El Paso


Rodrigo Salido Moulinie
History
The University of Texas at Austin